CAL FIRE/Fresno County Fire said the crash happened around 9:15 am on Wednesday on Highway 198 near Parsons Road southwest of Coalinga.
#ParsonsIncident Firefighters are at scene of a hazardous materials spill Hwy 198 x Parsons Road. One semi- overturned off the roadway, carrying 5,500 lbs of ammonium nitrate, Hwy 198 closed in both directions. pic.twitter.com/ewpUQbSE23— CALFIRE/FresnoCoFire (@FresnoCoFire) August 25, 2021
The truck was carrying 5,500 pounds of ammonium nitrate, which is commonly used in fertilizers.
Hazmat teams are now working to clear the spill. Highway 198 was shut down in both directions.
It's not clear how long it will remain closed. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
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