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Overturned big rig creates oily mess on Elk Grove roadway

A big rig overturned Friday afternoon at Elk Grove Florin and Bond roads, spilling an oil or tar-like substance that splattered onto several other vehicles.

Elk Grove police spokesman Officer Christopher Trim said the incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. as a big rig was turning from northbound Elk Grove Florin Road onto westbound Bond Road. The big rig for some reason overturned onto its side, spilling the oily substance onto the roadway and splashing it on vehicles in the area.

Trim said no vehicles were struck by the truck and no other collisions resulted from the overturned big rig.

He said Cosumnes Fire Department and Elk Grove public works crews are working to clean up the mess.

Elk Grove Florin Road is open in both directions, but eastbound and westbound Bond Road is closed at the intersection. Trim said he expected the cleanup to take several hours.