Overturned Logging Truck Blocking Highway 96 Between Orleans and Weitchpec

A logging truck hit a guardrail on Highway 96 early this morning, flipping onto its side and spilling its load across the roadway, according to notes from dispatchers. The highway is currently closed in both directions while the scene is cleaned up.

The driver told dispatchers that he is uninjured.

Updates from CHP dispatch below.


7:04 a.m.
[1] VEH TC
7:12 a.m.
[8] [Appended, 07:13:08] [4] PER RP NEG INJS / DRIVER STATED HE WAS OK
7:12 a.m.
[7] [Appended, 07:13:08] [3] VEH IS 1125 BOTH LNS
7:12 a.m.
[6] [Appended, 07:13:08] [2] LOG TK / EMPTY TLR VS EMBANKMENT
7:13 a.m.
[11] PER CT DISPATCH- LOGGING TRK VS GUARDRAIL, ON ITS SIDE, LOGS IN THE RDWY
7:13 a.m.
[10] PER CT DISPATCH- LOGGING TRUCK IN THE MIDDLE IN THE RDWY, REQ 1185
7:16 a.m.
[13] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 BUDDYS WC 530 629 2424 / HD
7:23 a.m.
[14] 1039 16-S5 AT OFC
7:52 a.m.
[16] A16-071 SEMI ON ITS WHEELS, BLKING BOTH EB and WB TRAFF
7:53 a.m.
[17] A16-071 NEG LOGS IN RDWY
7:54 a.m.
[18] 1039 BUDDYS TOWING
7:57 a.m.
[19] A16-071 REQ ETA ON 1185
8 a.m.
[22] BUDDYS TOWING ETA 1HR
8:06 a.m.
[25] 16-71 TRFC STOPPED AT THIS MOMENT , SO IS NOW 97 MAY BE ABLE TO DIVERT TRFC AROUND SEMI
8:11 a.m.
[26] [Notification] [CHP]-16-S2 REQ UNIT ASCERTAIN IF TRAFF CAN FLOW AT LEAST A FEW VEHS AT A TIME AND ADVS DISPATCH [Shared]
8:13 a.m.
[27] 16-71 TRFC ABLE TO GO AROUND BIG RIG ON SHOULDER/ HSO PROV 1184 / CT SEND OUT A WRECKER TO SEE IF CAN PUSH VEH ONTO RHS
9:04 a.m.
[31] A16-071 SEMI TO RHS RDWY CLR
9:12 a.m.
[33] A16-071 TEMP CLOSE BOTH LNS SO BUDDY'S TO RECOVER THE SEMI
9:38 a.m.
[35] A16-071 RDWY OPEN
10:03 a.m.
[36] [Notification] [CHP]-PER CT ROADWAY OPEN [Shared]
10:29 a.m.
[38] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj by CHP [Shared]

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