Update: Semi Crash Stalling Traffic On HWY 108/120 Near Knights Ferry
Update at 1:20 p.m.: Traffic is moving once again on Highway 108/120 in the Knights Ferry area in Stanislaus County after a big rig crash mid-morning halted traffic.
The CHP reports that the semi’s fully loaded trailer overturned just before11 a.m. at the Lancaster Road intersection and the wreckage partially blocking both lanes. A tow crew just removed the trailer from the roadway and traffic is moving freely once again in both directions.
Update at 1:50 p.m.: The CHP reports that there is one-way traffic on the eastbound lanes but the westbound lanes are still stopped with traffic backed up about three miles. Further details on the semi crash are below.
Original post at 1:26 p.m.: Knights Ferry, CA — Traffic continues to be stalled after a mid-morning crash on Highway 108/120 in the Knights Ferry area in Stanislaus County involving a big rig.
The CHP reports that the semi’s fully loaded trailer overturned just before 11 a.m. at the Lancaster Road intersection and the wreckage has been partially blocking both lanes since then bringing traffic to a crawl. Clarke Broadcasting has received a couple of calls in this hour of travelers who have been stopped without moving for over a half-hour.
A tow crew has arrived on the scene and is working to remove the trailer from the roadway. There is no word on how long that might take. The CHP is asking motorists to try to avoid the area if possible and the detour route is along Kennedy and Orange Blossom roads. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.