Update: Highway 108/120 Completely Reopened After Big Rig Crash
Update at 5:30 p.m.: The CHP reports that traffic is moving freely once again on Highway 108/120 and the J59 intersection following a semi crash. The trailer, loaded with wood, overturned blocked the eastbound lane of the highway for nearly five and a half hours. Flaggers directed one-way traffic control on the westbound lane. For further details on the crash please see below.
Update at 3 p.m.: An overturned big rig on Highway 108/120 and the J59 intersection in Tuolumne County has blocked the eastbound lane of the Highway. The CHP is releasing more details on the crash that involves a trailer full of lumber from Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI). CHP spokesperson Lt. Scott Clamp has more details on the crash, stating, “When the driver attempted to make a left turn onto J59, for unknown reasons at this time the trailer overturned in the intersection, blocking the eastbound lane of the highway.” Clamp adds that the lumber was strapped onto the trailer and did not spill onto the roadway.
A tow truck is on scene trying to right the trailer. Another SPI truck is also working to unload the lumber. The highway is down to one-way traffic control on the westbound lane causing delays for motorists. Both lanes are open on J59. Lt. Clamp expects the wreckage to be cleared in about two hours. An alternative route is Green Spring Road.
Original post at 1:30 p.m.: Tuolumne County, CA — An overturned big rig on Highway 108 and the J59 intersection is causing some traffic problems.
No one has been injured in the crash, but the semi is blocking one-lane of the highway. The CHP reports it is a Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) truck. A tow truck has been called to the scene to work on removing the wreckage. However, it is not expected to arrive for another hour and a half, according to CHP. Motorists will want to slow down and use caution or try to avoid the area as there are delays.
The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. No further details on what caused the crash have been released.