WEST MARIN, Calif. (AP) — A truck hauling used cooking oil crashed in Northern California on Friday, spilling part of its cargo and forcing the road to shut down.
California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay says the driver told police that his load shifted as he turned a curve on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, causing the truck to flip over and the cab to partially slide down a hill. The rig was carrying 5,000 pounds of the oil.
Fire Chief Jason Weber says 50 to 60 gallons of the cooking oil and 3 to 5 gallons of hydraulic fluid spilled from the rig. The driver, who emerged from the cab on his own, declined medical treatment.
The Marin Independent Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1cEyRbs) that authorities closed the road for about four miles in both directions during cleanup. One lane was expected to remain closed Saturday.
Information from: Marin Independent Journal, http://www.marinij.com