CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 6, 2023) — Police have closed Westbound I-780 in Benicia at East 5th Street after a semi-truck turnover and hazardous materials spill. Please take alternate routes. The road may remain closed for an extended period of time.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, the Benicia Fire Department responded to a report of a semi-truck turnover. Upon arrival, firefighters found that the semi-truck had been transporting 6,000 gallons of hot asphalt tar in two 3,000 gallon trailers. Both asphalt tar trailers ruptured. The product spilled across the westbound lanes of I-780 along the shoulder and into the culvert. One patient was transported to a local hospital.
Benicia Fire Department, Benicia Police Department, Solano County Environmental Health, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Caltrans, and California Highway Patrol have responded.
For more information, contact Della Olm, Benicia Fire Public Information Officer at email@example.com or 707-746-4272.