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Big-rig flips on side, closes I-680/I-80 connector in Fairfield

truck water, 1/24/13

A California Highway Patrol officer looks over a tanker truck that tipped over on the Interstate 680 north to Interstate 80 west interchange, at about 11:40 a.m. on Thursday. The driver was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries. The truck, which has a 7400 gal. capacity tank, was hauling food grade spring water which was drained to help upright the truck. The northbound I-680 to I-80 west onramp was closed, along with the right-hand lane of westbound I-80 for several hours as the scene was cleared. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)

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From page A4 | January 25, 2013 |

FAIRFIELD — The northbound Interstate 680 connector to westbound Interstate 80 near Cordelia was closed for nearly three hours Thursday after a big rig flipped onto its side. The crash also closed down one lane of westbound I-80 near the connector.

The accident was reported at approximately 11:30 a.m. and brought a large contingent of emergency responders, from the California Highway Patrol to Department of Transportation crews, and several units from the Fairfield Fire Department. The big-rig driver, a resident of Stockton, was taken by a Medic Ambulance crew to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, CHP reports.

Officials had a difficult time pinning down how long traffic would be slowed by the accident, due to the scope of work, which included draining the tractor-trailer of its load of spring water and then righting the rig. Some diesel fuel was also spilled and had to be cleaned up.

A regional traffic alert was issued at 11:50 a.m. due to road blockage. The alert indicated the road would remain closed for approximately an hour. That was updated at 1:14 p.m. to an additional hour of road closure, to include the far right lane on westbound I-80. The overturned tractor-trailer was back on its wheels at 1:45 p.m., at which time Caltrans crews were clearing debris and CHP estimated another 30 minutes to open the roadway.

All lanes of westbound 80 reopened at 2:20 p.m. The I-680/I-80 connector opened shortly thereafter.

As crews were busy clearing the crash scene, a second accident blocked traffic nearby on eastbound Highway 12 west of Interstate 80.

The two-vehicle crash – a Ford F-150 pickup and a Nissan Sentra collided – was reported at approximately 12:45 p.m., two miles west of I-80, west of Red Top Road in rural Fairfield. No injuries were reported.

All lanes were blocked, but only for a short time. The roadway reopened about seven minutes after the initial regional traffic alert to announce the road closure.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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