47,000 Pounds of Beer on the Road; Take One Down, Pass It Around?
Semi Truck overturned on Hwy 299. [Photo provided by Teisha Mechetti]
A big rig is blocking the westbound lane of Hwy 299 west of Big Bar at approximately mile marker 29.8. According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page Redding (but also showing on the Lost Coast Outpost’s CHP information page
), the vehicle is loaded with 47,000 pounds of beer. The incident occurred about 5:48 p.m. but as of 6:50 p.m. the big rig and it’s load were still impacting traffic.
While no one was injured, a diesel spill occurred. The spill has been diked so it is “not affecting any drains,” according to the CHP site.
According to another reader, there is heavy westbound traffic.