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Overturned tanker closes 70; highway reopens

10:55 p.m.: The CHP has announced that Highway 70 is now open.

8:20 p.m. update: Highway 70 remains closed. According to the CHP, the cleanup is continuing, but there is no firm time to reopen. The CHP encourages motorists to call 1-800-gas-road for information or go to www.dot.ca.gov for information regarding the closure.

2 p.m. update: According to the CHP, cleanup work continues on the fuel spill from the overturned tanker west of Quincy near the Spanish Creek Bridge that occurred this morning. Highway 70 remains closed to eastbound traffic at the Greenville Wye and westbound traffic at Keddie. There is no time estimate for the highway reopening, but the CHP hopes that it will be able to reopen the roadway tomorrow.

An overturned tanker truck near the Spanish Creek Bridge west of Quincy has closed Highway 70. Westbound traffic is being diverted at Keddie, while eastbound traffic is being diverted at the Greenville Wye. The California Highway Patrol and Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is controlling traffic while the cleanup effort is underway, which includes fuel on the roadway. There is not yet a time estimate of when the highway will be able to reopen.

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