LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Crews were at the scene of a hazardous materials incident in the Altamont area of unincorporated Alameda County that prompted a road closure Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol received a report shortly after 10 a.m. about barrels of materials that were dumped in a creek along Altamont Pass near Carroll Road.READ MORE: City Shoots Green Laser Beams To Shoo Away Growing Flock Of Crows In Sunnyvale
The report indicated that there were up to 55 gallons of materials spilled but that it was apparently not related to a traffic accident. CHP officials were not able to confirm details on the incident and said the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was handling it.READ MORE: VIDEO: Smash-And-Grab Robbery At Tanforan Mall Jewelry Store
An Alameda County fire dispatcher confirmed that their personnel were also at the scene.
At 1:10 p.m., the CHP issued a Sig-alert announcing that Altamont Pass was closed between Carroll and Greenville roads due to a spill cleanup. It’s not expected to reopen until about 7 p.m.MORE NEWS: Officers Rescue Injured Hawk 'Eddy' In San Francisco's Tenderloin District
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