Caltrans Press Release: 19-159
Release Date: 6/14/2019
Contact: Raquel Borrayo
SODA SPRINGS – Caltrans is alerting motorists to travel delays on Interstate 80 near Soda Springs following a big rig that overturned in the early-morning hours, causing the closure of both eastbound lanes.
The California Highway Patrol is currently intermittently closing and redirecting I-80 eastbound traffic to the Soda Springs off- and on-ramps. Motorists should anticipate travel delays while detours are in place.
Caltrans is clearing approximately 150 gallons of fuel from the Interstate with Hazardous Material crews. Emergency guardrail repairs are also needed at the Soda Spring exit before the Interstate will be fully reopened to motorists.
Caltrans anticipates a full reopening by this afternoon.
Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMapquickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.