See lanes blocked near Watt Avenue after crash
A dump truck crashed on Highway 50 near Watt Avenue early Wednesday afternoon, spilling metal debris into the roadway and briefly closing all westbound lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A truck carrying scrap metal overturned at about 1:12 p.m. on westbound Highway 50, according to CHP’s incident log, blocking all lanes. The left two lanes of traffic reopened at about 1:30 p.m., according to the incident log, and the right two lanes were closed. Caltrans tweeted at 5 p.m. that all lanes were reopened, however traffic was still backed up as of 5:45 p.m.
The on-ramp from northbound Watt Avenue to westbound Highway 50 remained closed, as units cleared the debris but are working to clear a “significant” amount of oil in the roadway.
Only minor injuries were reported, according to CHP’s incident log.