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Update at 1:50 p.m.: The CHP reports Parrotts Ferry Road has reopened and traffic is moving freely. Further details on a semi that crash and spilled part of its 80,000-pound lime load can be viewed below.

Update at 12:30 p.m.: The CHP is reporting the semi that overturned along Parrotts Ferry Road on the Tuolumne Couty side of the bridge has been uprighted, but the roadway is still closed. They hope to open to one-way traffic shortly, but to avoid delays motorists can take the alternative route of Highway 49 and 4. Additional details on the crash can be viewed below.

Update at 10:15 a.m.: The CHP reports that Parrotts Ferry Road is now closed near the bridge over New Melones on the Tuolumne County side and at Marble Quarry Road in the Columbia area. One alternative route would be to use Highway 49 and 4. Further details on the collision are below.

Update at 9:30 a.m.: Motorists will want to use an alternative route for the next couple of hours as a section of Parrotts Ferry Road on the Tuolumne County side of the bridge over New Melones is being shut down to upright and retrieve an overturned semi. One alternative route would be to use Highway 49 and 4. Further details on the crash can be viewed below.

Update at 8:50 a.m.: The CHP reports they are still waiting for a tow crew to arrive on the scene, which they hope will be in about 15 minutes. Officers are continuing to direct one-way traffic along Parrotts Ferry Road on the Tuolumne County side of the bridge over New Melones. Travelers may want to find an alternative route along Highway 49 and 4. Further details on the collision are below.

Update at 8:20 a.m.: The CHP is reporting that it could take up to an hour for a tow crew to arrive on the scene of a rollover semi crash on Parrotts Ferry Road on the Tuolumne County side of the bridge over New Melones. Officers are directing one-way traffic, which is backed up in both directions. Further details on the collision are below.

Original post at 7:55 a.m.: Tuolumne County — CA — Emergency resources are on the scene of a solo vehicle rollover crash on Parrotts Ferry Road in the Columbia area.

The CHP reports that a semi went off the roadway three miles from  the bridge over New Melones on the Tuolumne County side. The big rig flipped over on its side and spilled some of the 80,000 pounds of lime it was hauling, according to the CHP. Officers are directing the traffic that is backed up in both directions. The CHP is reporting no injuries in this crash.

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