Updated at 7:45 a.m.
From Bay City News Service:
All lanes of Interstate Highway 680 near Bernal Avenue in
Pleasanton have re-opened following a big rig crash that required about seven
hours of clean-up, a California Highway Patrol officer said Monday morning.
The CHP received a report of the crash around 9:55 p.m. Sunday of
of Sunol Boulevard. The big rig jack-knifed into the roadway's center
divider, leaving the truck on its side across northbound lanes and the
trailer in southbound lanes, CHP Officer Steve Creel said.
The big rig's driver, 62-year-old William Andrews, suffered only
minor injuries in the crash, which sent chunks of debris into the roadway
that hit about a dozen other vehicles, Creel said.
Some of those drivers also suffered minor injuries and did not
need to be hospitalized, he said.
Hazardous materials workers were on the scene for several hours
this morning to carefully handle 32,000 pounds of cargo inside the trailer,
including lithium and other chemicals that are flammable when combined with
water, the officer said.
Crews also cleared a roughly 25-gallon diesel spill from the
Creel said the truck driver was making a delivery from Lathrop to
San Jose at the time of the collision.
A vehicle crash involving a big rig Sunday night on Interstate Highway 680 in Pleasanton has prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a traffic advisory for the area.
All lanes of Highway 680 just north of Bernal Avenue remained closed as of 4:30 a.m. and are expected to re-open at 7 a.m., according to the CHP.
The CHP received a report around 9:50 p.m. Sunday that a big rig with an attached trailer driving northbound on Highway 680 at Bernal Avenue jackknifed into the roadway's concrete center divider and landed on its side in the highway's southbound lanes.
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Battalion Chief Jack Neiman-Kimel provides a recap of the response:
Approximately 100 gallons of fuel spilled onto the roadway...The semi is carrying two different highly combustible chemicals. Two engines and a battalion chief from Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and one from Alameda County Fire are on scene and mitigated the immediate threat. We are now waiting for a CalTrans hazmat team and clean up crew to clean up the mess.
At least one passing car was hit by debris from the crash, and several concrete junks littered the roadway, according to the CHP.
The driver suffered only minor injuries in the crash, and was not hospitalized, a CHP officer said.
No other injuries were reported.
According to the CHP, all lanes of I680 are now open in both directions.