(PHOTOS) An Overturned Logging Truck Shut Down Highway 199 This Morning
Highway 199 was shut down this morning after a semi-truck carrying a load of logs overturned near Gasquet at 5:18 a.m.
According to the Califonria Highway Patrol incident report, the truck overturned in the southbound lane, blocking southbound traffic for about an hour.
The logs reportedly spilled into a nearby ditch and did not affect traffic. However, diesel fuel that spilled into the northbound lane caused the highway to be completely shut down while Caltrans crews and firefighters worked to clear the roadway.
The Highway was opened up to one-way traffic control by 6:09 a.m., but was shut down again at 7:42 a.m. to allow the truck the be cleared from the road.
The driver reportedly suffered no injuries.