Update: Fuel Tanker Overturned
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Yosemite Junction, CA -- Crews are still working at the spill site and motorists must continue using a detour until 5am Thursday. The fuel tanker overturned this morning around 6am on Highway 108/120 due to the icy roads. The roadway was shutdown and detour was set up.
CHP Lt. Scott Clamp has an update; "At this time the fuel that was in the damaged tanker is being drained to another tanker truck. Once the fuel is drained completely the overturned tanker will be uprighted and the truck will be towed from the scene. It's a dangerous situation. They have to be very careful when transfering the fuel and it takes time to do that safely."
The westbound detour turns at the Montezuma Junction, down to Chinese Camp, and back over to Highway 108/120. Allow yourself extra time on your evening commute.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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