Southbound lanes of Highway 99 were snarled at Fruitridge Road on Thursday after a tractor-trailer swerved into construction lanes, striking an asphalt paver, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At 5:36 a.m., Caltrans tweeted that a big rig had overturned on the road and issued a hard closure, backing up traffic for several hours before it was reopened around 10:30 a.m.
The big rig had moved into the path of an asphalt paver in a closed construction lane, the CHP said. The tractor-trailer rolled over, spilling its scrap aluminum contents across the roadway along with approximately 80 gallons of diesel.
The driver of the tractor-trailer and the workers in the paver suffered minor injuries, the report said.