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Update: Tanker Truck Crash Closes Highway 70

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Mar 04 2013 09:46:46 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 04 2013 10:49:57 AM CST
Highway 70 tanker crash photo
MARYSVILLE, Calif. -

Highway 70 is closed between Oroville and Marysville after a tanker truck collided with a pickup truck.   

It happened just before 6:30 a.m. Monday when a truck and tanker truck collided near Magnolia Road.  The tanker truck overturned onto its side with its load of 8,000 gallons of ethanol.  The pickup truck caught fire, and its driver suffered minor injuries.

Caltrans said Highway 70 is expected to be closed until at least 3 p.m. while cleanup is underway.  A hazmat team is being called in.  Crews must offload the estimated 8000 gallons of ethanol from the overturned tanker.

Northbound traffic is being detoured at Woodruff Road. 

Southbound traffic is being detoured at Ramirez Road.