Diesel Spill Snarls Traffic on Highway 99 in Ceres

CERES — Southbound traffic along Highway 99 at Crows Landing Road in Ceres was reduced to two lanes Monday afternoon because of a diesel spill, Caltrans said.

The right lane and Crows Landing offramp were shut down until 5 p.m.

Caltrans reported significant delays in the area, with traffic delays reaching around 90 minutes at times.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s incident page, the spill likely began as a leak spotted by a truck driver while he was driving.