Overturned truck carrying hazardous materials blocking traffic near San Leandro

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
An overturned truck possibly carrying hazardous materials is seen in the San Leandro area on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
An overturned truck possibly carrying hazardous materials is seen in the San Leandro area on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KGO) -- A big-rig overturned on a connector ramp from Interstate Highway 880 to state Highway 238 in San Leandro this morning, spilling a hazardous material into the soil near the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The crash was initially reported shortly after 11:20 a.m. on the ramp from northbound Highway 880 to southbound Highway 238.

Minor injuries were reported to the driver of the big-rig. The vehicle is leaking acetic acid into the soil, CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.

Bartlett said around 1 p.m. that the ramp is expected to remain closed for hours while crews clean up and clear the scene.