Overturned big rig closes HWY 99 near Delano

FRESNO, Calif.

The accident has been cleared and Highway 99 is now open in both directions.

The crash caused a major backup on northbound Highway 99 as traffic was diverted off the freeway on a 5 mile detour using Avenue 24.

Authorities said the overturned truck was carrying some kind of hazardous material. HAZMAT crews had to unload the truck before it could be turned upright and removed from the roadway.

Authorities said the driver of the truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. There is no word on what caused the accident.

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