Diesel spill slows traffic along Highway 299W


A truck crash and diesel spill could slow traffic on Highway 299 west of Redding for several days. The crash happened along Grass Valley Creek near Buckhorn Summit around 4 a.m. Thursday. A big rig loaded with asphalt crashed, careening 150 feet off the road into a ravine. At least 100 gallons of diesel have spilled into the creek. As of 8 a.m. the road was open, but lanes could be closing within a few hours. That closure could last for several days. Fish and wildlife has been notified.