Overturned truck carrying hazardous materials blocking traffic near San Leandro

An overturned truck possibly carrying hazardous materials is seen in the San Leandro area on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (KGO-TV)

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.
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