Highway 330 was not re-opened until this morning (July 17), in the 6am hour, due to a single vehicle collision that took place yesterday evening below the upper passing lane. The truck-trailer was hauling limestone and, as the vehicle overturned, there was a large amount of lime spilled from the trailer and blocking all lanes. Just before 5pm, Highway 330 was closed, and traffic redirected, due to the potential health hazard posed by the limestone. As California Highway Patrol officer Ben Baker tells KBHR this morning, “We were concerned about health issues, so we made sure that it was cleaned up.” Responding agencies included the CHP, CalTrans, and the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s HazMat Division. The driver of the truck-trailer, Juan Gerardo Rios, sustained unknown injuries and was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment.
Highway 330 Re-Opened This Morning; Closure Due to Overturned Truck Carrying Limestone
Posted on 07/17/2009 Written by