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California Wreck Closes I-80 Eastbound Over Donner Summit

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I-80 eastbound is closed because of an overturned tanker truck east of Donner Summit. Westbound traffic is not affected.

There were no reports of injuries after the driver lost control and hit the guardrail just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. One of his trailing tanker trailers flipped and was sliced open.

The California Highway Patrol says 2,600 gallons of diesel fuel is spilling from the truck and trickling toward Donner Lake.

The California Department of Transportation says the mess will have to be cleaned up before Interstate 80 can reopen.

Eastbound traffic was being halted at Colfax, and motorists were being advised to consider using Highway 50 to the south.

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Information from: KCRA-TV

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