UPDATE (10:50 p.m.) – The CHP says officers and Caltrans will be back out Wednesday morning to finish clearing the scene of Tuesday’s big rig crash.
UPDATE (9:05 p.m.) – The CHP says crews are still at the scene of a big rig crash that slowed the Tuesday evening commute.
The crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 101 southbound, just north of South Higuera Street.
The CHP says it was considered a hazmat situation because there were concerns that some sort of fuel had leaked.
Officers are still trying to figure out why the driver went off the highway.
UPDATE (6:15 p.m.) – As of 6:15 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported that all lanes of the highway were open.
Only minor injuries were reported in the crash.
(5:45 p.m.) – A big rig crash was causing a major traffic backup southbound through San Luis Obispo during Tuesday evening’s commute.
It happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Highway 101 just north of South Higuera St.
The big rig reportedly went off the side of the highway.
There was no immediate word on any injuries.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.