Sacto 9-1-1
July 23, 2013
Clean up of diesel spill along Highway 50 highway today

A crew is expected to clean up a diesel spill today at a West Sacramento highway off ramp where a truck crashed on Monday, according the California Highway Patrol.

A 21-year-old Citrus Heights truck driver traveling eastbound on Highway 50 who exited at Harbor Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. Monday ended up losing control of his vehicle.

The driver was unable to steer through the right hand turn and his truck and the trailer he was pulling went off the roadway and up the steep embankment along the Harbor Boulevard overcrossing, the CHP stated in a press release.

The three-axel truck overturned and a fuel tank was punctured. An estimated 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the soft dirt.

The driver was not injured but the truck suffered major damage. An environmental service company will clean up the diesel today, but it is not known if the off ramp will be closed to do the work, according to the CHP.

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