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Hwy 1 in Santa Maria reopens after semi-truck carrying crude oil overturns

Posted at 9:52 PM, Sep 30, 2018

UPDATE (4:00 a.m.) – Highway 1 in Santa Maria reopened around midnight Monday after a semi-truck crashed and overturned hours earlier.

The highway was shut down as crews worked to clean up the scene.


Highway 1 in Santa Maria is closed in both directions near Solomon Road after a semi-truck collided with another car, causing it to overturn.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department Captain Dave Zaniboni says the call came in around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.  He says the semi-truck is carrying about 6,400 gallons of crude oil and was on its side when crews arrived, but none of the oil was spilled during the collision.

The driver of the semi-truck was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria with minor injuries. The occupants of the sedan reportedly got out unscathed.

Fire crews requested a vacuum truck to assist with offloading oil off of the semi-truck before they tow it away.