SOUTHLAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — At least one person has died this afternoon after a fuel tanker crash involving several vehicles on Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe, city officials said.
Flames from the crash, which happened near Elks Club Drive, spread into nearby vegetation.
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Several crews are on the scene and advise to remain clear of the area.
Caltrans said the tanker truck, which is turned on its side, has one full trailer of fuel. Crews will upright it and transfer the fuel to another trailer.
The highway is closed between Pioneer Trail and Sawmill Road. Caltrans said estimated time of reopening is currently 2 a.m. with one-way traffic control while repairs and clean up efforts continue.
More details to follow.