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Military tanker truck crashes on SLO off-ramp, spilling aviation fuel

Posted at 9:02 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-18 00:04:01-04

UPDATE (9:02 p.m.) – The crash scene cleared just before 9 p.m., more than five hours after the crash first happened.


UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) – According to the CHP incident page, crews were still waiting for a tow truck to help clear the military tanker truck as of 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Heavy equipment was reportedly being brought in from Fort Hunter Liggett in order to clear the scene, according to the CHP incident page.

Tanker truck crash
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ORIGINAL STORY (4:18 p.m.) – The California Highway Patrol is at the scene of a crash which involved a tanker truck hauling aviation fuel.

According to the CHP, the accident happened around 3:40 p.m. Friday on the California Boulevard off-ramp from southbound Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo.

The CHP says the tanker truck was hauling 600 gallons of aviation fuel.

Officers tell KSBY a fuel spill has been contained and the tanker truck was the only vehicle involved.

No injuries were reported.

As of 3:50 p.m., the CHP incident page said the ramp would be closed for an hour.

KSBY has a crew headed to the scene.