Big rig crash spills walnut shells near Richvale

Jan 7, 2015 1:29 PM by News Staff

Highway 162 near Richvale is closed after a big rig carrying more than 60,000 pounds of walnut shells overturned near Highway 99 and Highway 162.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the semi overturned just before 10 a.m. and spilled at least half of the 62,000 pounds of walnut shells it was carrying.

Caltrans crews are on the scene conducting cleanup efforts and Highway 162 is blocked between Highway 99 and Riceton Road, approximately 5 miles west of Oroville. Officials say the road should be cleared by 2 p.m.

The driver was not injured in the crash.


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