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Train v semi truck at Snow Road and Golden State Highway, CHP calls for 'hard closure'

Posted at 7:29 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 16:31:35-05

CHP is responding to a train versus a semi truck crash at Snow Road and Golden State Highway.

Around 6:45 a.m., CHP received a call for a big rig versus a train at Snow Road and Golden State Highway. According to CHP, the driver of the big rig was turning onto Snow Road when the trailer became disconnected while on the tracks. The trailer became disabled and was then hit by the train. The trailer was sent into a power pole in the area, which snapped. 

No injuries were reported. CHP is investigating whether the trailer became detached due to driver error or mechanical malfunction.

CHP has issued a hard closure on eastbound Snow Road at Fruitvale as well as Golden State at Snow Road.

This is a developing story. We will update you as more information becomes available.