Oil Spill Temporarily Closes Portion of Highway 50 Near Fernley - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Oil Spill Temporarily Closes Portion of Highway 50 Near Fernley

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An oil spill south of Fernley caused some delays along Highway 50 Thursday morning.

The North Lyon County Fire Protection District says a semi-truck flipped just south of the Reno-Fernley Raceway around 10:30am.

Highly flammable oil spilled across the roadway forcing troopers to shut down the road temporarily.

Both lanes are now back open, though one had to be closed for much of the afternoon while crews worked to clean up the spill.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Written by Michael Wolfe

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