EB Highway 4 in Stockton reopened | News
STOCKTON, CA - Two of three lanes of eastbound Highway 4 were open to traffic again Wednesday evening following the overturn crash of a tanker truck and spillage from the tanker.
A CHP officer on scene said two other vehicles were involved the 12:22 p.m. crash. Those vehicles appeared to have minor to moderate damage.
According to the preliminary investigation, a car cut off the tanker and the driver swerved to avoid it. That caused the tanker to overturn and jackknife, blocking lanes.
The tanker was carrying a fertilizer and water mix, some of which leaked out. A Hazmat unit and Caltrans contained the spillage from flowing further into storm drains. The California Department of Fish and Game was also called to assess the threat to stormwater.
The truck driver complained of pain but chose to not go to the hospital, the CHP said.
All eastbound lanes were closed for about five hours. The CHP couldn't say when the third lane would be cleared.