Chemical delivery van crashes on I-680 in Walnut Creek; no threat to public safety

Bay City News
Friday, February 22, 2019
Hazmat situation closes several lanes of SB I-680 in Walnut Creek
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Several lanes of I-680 are closed at S. Main Street in Walnut Creek due to a hazmat situation, police say.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig-alert on southbound Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek on Thursday morning after a collision involving a delivery van carrying corrosive chemicals.

The crash occurred around 8:55 a.m. just south of the junction with state Highway 24.

No injuries have been reported, but a Sig-alert was issued at 9:15 a.m., and CHP officials estimate the roadway will not be cleared until around noon.

Meanwhile, southbound traffic is backed up several miles, all the way to Monument Boulevard.

The chemicals in the delivery van are all fully contained and there is no current threat to public safety, according to the CHP.