Sacto 9-1-1
November 29, 2012
Big-rig crash, fuel spill close lanes on Highway 50 in Sacramento

The left two lanes of westbound Highway 50 near Fifth Street in Sacramento are expected to remain closed until about 8 p.m. because of a jackknifed big-rig.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Michael Bradley said it was raining shortly after 5 p.m. when a passenger vehicle changed lanes in front of the big-rig. The tuck driver slammed on his brakes to avoid a collision and the big-rig jackknifed. One of the saddle fuel tanks was punctured, spilling 80 to 100 gallons of diesel on the roadway, Bradley said.

The crash occurred on an elevated portion of the freeway, but Bradley said the fuel was contained to the roadway and did not flow into the drainage system.

No other vehicles were damaged and no one was injured.

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