4:30 p.m. update: Maintenance crews and first responders began retrieving the tanker truck that crashed off I-80 near Dutch Flat Monday afternoon.
Caltrans announced around 4:30 p.m. that drivers should watch for crews as they work to retrieve the truck.
There is no estimated time of re-opening on eastbound I-80.
DUTCH FLAT (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating a deadly tanker truck crash off Interstate 80 in the high country Monday morning.
The crash was first reported just before 6 a.m. A tanker truck, for an unknown reason, went over the curve along eastbound I-80 near Dutch Flat Road and 300 feet down a cliff.
California Highway Patrol confirms the tanker driver was killed in the crash.
The tanker, which authorities said was carrying 7,000 gallons of aviation jet fuel, has spilled its contents and a Hazmat crew is now at the scene. Crews are concerned about a creek down below from the crash; California Department of Fish and Wildlife has been notified.
It’s not known how long it will take to clean up the spill.