Fuel tanker crash shuts down Highway 41 near Cholame Y


A fuel tanker crashed on Highway 41 Tuesday morning, resulting in a closure of the highway in both directions near the Cholame “Y” that is expected to last into the afternoon.

Shortly before 6 a.m., a semi trunk loaded with gasoline crashed about 10 miles north of the Y and slightly north of the San Luis Obispo County line. Officials have not confirmed that any fuel spilled, but a hazmat crew was headed to the scene, and Highway 41 is expected to remain closed for six to eight hours, according to the CHP.

CHP officers and Cal Fire personnel have also come out to the scene. It is unclear what caused the collision and whether anyone suffered injuries.

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