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Sig Alert Issued for Eastbound I-580 in Livermore Due to Oil Spill

Although two lanes of the highway are open, drivers are being told to expect long delays as the closed lanes are not likely to reopen before 7 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

By Bay City News—

An oil spill from a damaged big rig tanker has closed two lanes and an onramp on eastbound Interstate Highway 508 east of Livermore this evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The spill was reported just before 3:30 p.m. just east of North Flynn Road in the Altamont Pass area, according to the CHP.

The two right lanes and the North Flynn Road onramp have been closed and are not expected to reopen before 7 p.m., a CHP official said this evening.

Traffic is still moving in the left lanes but drivers are advised to seek alternate routes, if possible.

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Beth Wilson January 23, 2014 at 01:04 AM
580 east clear up to the Altamont is still backed up solid at 10:00 PM Wednesday.
Desert Rat January 23, 2014 at 05:20 PM
As was the line at the McDonalds drive through as a result.
Jeff Cohn January 24, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Where was the tanker coming from and where was it going? See http://www.drillingmaps.com

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