Truck carrying pool chemicals crashes on Hwy. 101 in Pismo Beach

mfountain@thetribunenews.comMarch 18, 2014 

A truck carrying pool chemicals crashed Tuesday on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach.

DAVID MIDDLECAMP — dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Traffic on southbound Highway 101 in Pismo Beach is being diverted into the slow lane Tuesday afternoon as crews attempt to clean up a minor spill from a truck carrying pool chemicals.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at about 10:15 a.m., a white pickup truck carrying 47 cases of chlorine and other pool equipment crashed into a highway sign near the Hinds Avenue off-ramp, left the road and came to rest nearly on its side in an embankment. It was being help upright by a tow truck as officials determined how to move the truck back to the road without spilling any more of the cargo.

Nobody was injured in the crash, according to CHP Officer Rich Lee, but some chlorine spilled onto the road. It was not immediately known how much chlorine spilled, but San Luis Obispo County Health Department officials, Cal Fire and a hazardous materials team on scene determined that the spill did not pose a risk to public safety or the environment.

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