Highway 20 is closed near Interstate 80 due to a fiery head-on crash and explosion 6 miles west of Yuba Gap, according to Caltrans.
Eastbound Highway 20 is closed at Scott’s Flat Road in Nevada City and westbound at Interstate 80. Around 10 a.m., a tow truck and a fuel tanker truck collided head-on, causing the tanker truck to explode, according to the CHP.READ MORE: First 'Bigger Snowfall' Of Season Expected In Sierra Through Monday Morning, NWS Says
First responders say the fire from the wreckage was so intense, they couldn’t even get close to it.
Firefighters with Cal Fire are on the scene preventing the spread of the flames. A spokesperson says the tanker, which continues to leak, was carrying 12,000-15,000 gallons of fuel.READ MORE: New California Animal-Welfare Law Could Push Pork Prices Higher
It’s unknown if anyone was injured in the crash. It’s also unknown exactly when the roadway will reopen.
The scene of the crash is roughly between Nyack and Cisco Grove.
A CBS13 news crew is headed to the crash.MORE NEWS: Man Stabbed Early Sunday Along K Street Mall; Sacramento Police Search For Suspect