91 EAST TRAFFIC JAMMED IN RIVERSIDE DUE TO TRUCK CRASH, OLIVE OIL SPILL

91 EAST TRAFFIC JAMMED IN RIVERSIDE DUE TO TRUCK CRASH, OLIVE OIL SPILL

Update 4:35pm

All lanes of the 91 EAST is open!

Update 3:30pm

91 EAST has only the right lane closed. Traffic is slow from Adams.

60 EAST connector to the 215 NORTH is still closed.

91 EAST to 60 WEST connector road is open!

Update 3:10pm

CalTrans is just now starting the clean up for the 91 EAST.  They are estimating the closure to be lifted at around 6:00pm.

Traffic is slow from Adams St.

Update 2:25pm

Darin Cooke from Caltrans says the cleanup of the overturned truck and olive oil spill on the 91 in Riverside will last until at least 4:30pm.

91 EAST traffic is stop and go from Arlington. Use the 60 freeway to access Riverside.

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The three right lanes of the 91 EAST at the 215 remain closed while crews clean up after a tanker truck crash.

Reports of an overturned semi truck came in shortly after 1pm.  Witnessses said that the truck landed on the drivers side and people were trying to help free the driver.

Within 10 minutes, a hard closure with signs and barricades was ordered.  The connector road from the 60 EAST to 215 NORTH was also shut down.

Fluid started to come out of the truck and motorists were said to be driving through it.  It turned out to be about 100 gallons of olive oil.

91 EAST traffic is stop and go from 14th St.  There is no estimated time for reopening.

Chris Hughes
chrish@totaltrafficla.com

Published 1:36pm (12-21-2011)

 

 

 


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