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Hwy 198 closed in western Fresno County after semi-truck carrying hazardous materials overturns

Fresno County, California (KFSN)-Authorities closed State Highway 198 in western Fresno County after a semi-truck capsized and spilled ammonium nitrate onto the roadway.

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.

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.

Click here to check the traffic conditions on the traffic map.

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