Big rig overturns in Altamont Pass, spills 41,000 lbs. of glass

The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig Alert for eastbound I-580 just west of Grant Line Road after a big rig overturned in the number 4 lane.

The big rig spilled 41,000 pounds of glass at around 2:45 p.m. Thursday according to CHP. 

The Alameda County Fire Department said the big rig was carrying empty wine bottles.  The driver was not injured. 

Caltrans is responding with a loader and a dump truck. The mess is expected to take up to two hours to clean up. 


Livermore Update (VIDEO): On Thursday, August 24, 2017, #ALCOFire Engine 8 and Battalion 3, Livermore-Pleasanton FD Engine 98 and CHP responded to eastbound I-580, 2 miles west of I-205, for an overturned truck transporting empty cases of wine bottles. A driver lost his brakes and pulled off the road using the hillside to slow him to a stop. He then rolled over. Thankfully, the driver did not sustain any injuries. Diesel fuel is leaking, requiring crews to collect the product from entering a storm drain. The truck is very unstable and may roll over onto Highway I-580. This incident will last for several hours. Multiple lanes will be blocked to facilitate removing the truck and its contents. #AltamontPass #Livermore #Tracy #AlamedaCounty #ALCOFirefighters

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