Update Tanker Overturned
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San Andreas, CA -- The accident happened near several schools in the area. Crews remain on scene of a crash in the 600 block of Gold Oak Road in San Andreas. The CHP reports that a tanker truck carrying sodium hypochlorite tipped over at the Calaveras Sanitary District around 8:30 a.m.
Here is the latest information from the CHP:
All Calaveras Unified School District parents with students attending Calaveras High School, San Andreas Elementary School, and Gold Strike High Schools may have received this email and/or a phone call from the CHP containing:
This is Mike Merrill Principal of Calaveras High School. We have been alerted to an overturned truck carrying ammonium chloride on the Sanitary District property adjacent to the Calaveras High School property. The hull of the truck has not been punctured so there is no immediate danger to our students or staff.
We were told by local and state officials that we are to cancel all afternoon practices, performances and competitions scheduled for the CHS campus today. This campus as well as Gold Strike High School and San Andreas Elementary will be cleared of all students and personnel, as the truck will be unloaded and up-righted after 3:50 pm. All buses and cars will have already left the campus by that time.
Thank you for your attention and patience as we work through this safety procedure with our local fire department and state hazmat agencies."
Update 3:30 p.m.: The driver of the truck was air ambulanced to a Modesto Memorial Medical Center suffering major injuries.
Click here for a map of the accident site.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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