According to CAL FIRE / Fresno County Fire, the crash occurred on Wednesday at 9:15 am on Highway 198 near Parsons Road, southwest of Coalinga.
#ParsonsIncident Firefighters are at the scene of dangerous goods spilling onto Highway 198x Parsons Road. One fell halfway off the roadway, carrying 5,500 pounds of ammonium nitrate, and highway 198 closed in both directions. pic.twitter.com/ewpUQbSE23
— CALFIRE / FresnoCoFire (@FresnoCoFire) August 25, 2021
The truck was carrying 5,500 pounds of ammonium nitrate, which is commonly used in fertilizers.
The dangerous goods team is currently working to eliminate the spill. Highway 198 was closed in both directions.
It is not clear how long it will remain closed. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
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