One eastbound lane still blocked off after gas spill closed Highway 58

Posted at 12:14 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 12:17:44-04

UPDATE (Nov. 2, 2016, 9:14 a.m.): One eastbound lane is still blocked after nearly 6,000 gallons of gas spilled on Highway 58 on October 31.

All westbound lanes are open.


UPDATE (Nov. 1, 2016, 8:45 p.m.): The fast lane of Highway 58 heading eastbound opened Tuesday just before 6 p.m.

The slow lane is expected to open sometimes Wednesday morning.

Officials estimate almost 6,000 gallons spilled on Sunday. In some areas, crews removed up to five feet of soil.


UPDATE (Nov. 1, 2016, 9:16 a.m.): One eastbound lane of Highway 58 will reopen on Tuesday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol.

They are unsure of the specific time but indicated it would be after noon at the earliest.

All westbound lanes are currently open.


UPDATE (Oct. 31, 2016, 5:00 p.m.): The eastbound lanes of Highway 58 are expected to reopen Tuesday evening, according to CHP.


UPDATE (Oct. 31, 2016, 3:45 p.m.): According to California Highway Patrol, westbound lanes of Highway 58 are now open.


A big-rig rollover is causing closures in both directions of Highway 58.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the big-rig truck rolled over just after 11:00 p.m. last night, spilling as much as 3,000 gallons of fuel.

The clean up of the truck and fuel is what's leading to the closures, which could last until the evening of October 31. 


UPDATE: California Highway Patrol says closure of Highway 58 will likely remain in place until Monday night. 

CHP reported that a car and a tanker carrying gasoline collided with each other on Highway 58 near Tower Line Road.

The accident happened around 11:00 p.m., and it’s unknown if there are any injuries from the accident. The tanker involved in the accident spilled about 3,000 gallons of fuel on the eastbound lanes of Highway 58.

Hazmat teams are on the ground cleaning up the mess.