SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Interstate 5 off-ramp at Richards Boulevard closed after a fuel tanker rolled-over Monday morning, according to Sacramento Fire and Caltrans officials.
Officials said the crash is an active hazardous material situation with reportedly thousands of gallons of fuel leaking from the tanker.
No injuries were reported.
The leaked fuel has not reached the American River, according to officials.
I-5 southbound will be closed at I-80 at 8:00 pm tonight. Northbound I-5 at Richards Blvd will redirect traffic off the freeway and then back up the on-ramp to avoid a hazard atop of the freeway. All this to to clean up after a big rig crash, Avoid the area, use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/ZGqoLTpyQJ
— Sacramento Fire (@SacFirePIO) October 22, 2019
The California Highway Patrol said road closures began at 8 p.m. on southbound lanes of I-5, just north of J Street. All lanes reopened around 10:40 p.m., according to the CHP.
I-5 southbound is now closed and northbound traffic is being diverted . The I-80 connectors are also closed due to the uprighting of the overturned fuel tanker big rig. No ETO.
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) October 22, 2019
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Tanker truck rollover off of southbound Interstate 5 at Richards Blvd. Active #hazmat. Richards Blvd is closed both directions at Interstate 5. Southbound I5 off ramp to Richards Blvd closed. On-ramp to southbound I5 closed. No injuries . Advise alternative routes. pic.twitter.com/PNCQV4QvfT
— Sacramento Fire (@SacFirePIO) October 21, 2019