Hwy. 99 lanes in Elk Grove reopen after gravel truck overturns, blocking traffic

Traffic backed up Tuesday on Highway 99 after a big rig carrying gravel overturned in a traffic collision, spilling the gravel across the thoroughfare, CHP said.

The truck was involved in a two-car crash on southbound 99 during rush hour traffic around 8 a.m., according to a post by the highway patrol’s south Sacramento office on Twitter. The big rig was traveling southbound when it overturned south of the Laguna Boulevard exit.

Gravel spilled on three southbound lanes, CHP said.

The CHP reported that lanes reopened around 10:15 a.m.

Molly Sullivan covers crime, breaking news and police accountability for The Bee. She grew up in Northern California and is an alumna of Chico State.