Overturned semi-truck closes westbound lanes of SR-198 near SR-43 east of Hanford

Caltrans says that a traffic collision, involving an overturned semi-truck, closed both westbound lanes of SR-198 near of SR-43 on Tuesday evening.



The truck was hauling 80,000 pounds of garbage that spilled onto the highway.

The CHP says the big rig driver was headed for Kettleman City, hauling trash from a Kings County dump.

For unknown reasons, he overturned while on the curved on-ramp that connects northbound SR-43 and westbound SR-198. The wreckage blocked both westbound lanes.

The driver complained of some pain and was taken to Adventist Medical Center in Hanford as a precautionary measure.

No other vehicles were involved in this crash.

Traffic on westbound SR-198 was forced to make a short detour that put drivers onto the off-ramp to SR-43 and right back onto the freeway.
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