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Crews Mop Up Fuel Spill From Overturned Big-Rig On Hwy 9 Near Castle Rock State Park

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY (CBS SF) — A tow truck crew has removed a big-rig that overturned and caused a small diesel spill near Castle Rock State Park east of Saratoga Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

As of 1 p.m., traffic was still only traveling one way on state Highway 9 at Sanborn Road and the CHP has rerouted motorists north to Redwood Gulch Road as crews work to clean up the spill, CHP Officer Ross Lee said.

All lanes on the highway were expected to reopen later Wednesday afternoon, Lee said.

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The dirt-hauling truck was reported on its side with a broken axle near the intersection of the highway and Sanborn Road at 7:34 a.m., Lee said.

The truck lost its brakes and the driver purposely drove it into a mountain to stop it, Lee said. It was hauling two trailers and one of them overturned.

The truck’s driver was able to get out on his own and was uninjured, Lee said.

The crash caused a small diesel spill but firefighters were able to quickly contain it and kept it from leaking into a nearby creek, Lee said.

A hazardous materials team responded and confirmed there was no danger to the creek.

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