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Adobe Road Reopens After Over-Turned Big Rig Spills Sand

Section of road damaged but passable after one-vehicle accident

By Bay City News Service

Adobe Road near Penngrove reopened at noon today, over three hours after a big-rig overturned, spilling 2,700 pounds of sand onto the roadway. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place at 8:39 a.m. on Adobe Road between Petaluma Hill Road and Davis Lane. About 10 gallons of fuel spilled from the truck's fuel tank. The truck driver was taken to Petaluma Valley Hospital with complaints of minor pain.

The accident occured when the driver, a 62-year-old woman, swerved over the double yellow line and then overcorrected her steering, Sloat said.

The rear trailer of the truck fell off the road and overturned, which pulled on the front trailer and the tractor, causing them to jackknife and overturn.

About 10 gallons of fuel spilled from the truck's fuel tank. The truck driver was taken to Petaluma Valley Hospital with complaints of minor pain, but was released without injury.

A section of Adobe Road's shoulder and roadway were damaged, but are still passable. Sonoma County road crews are working to fix the damage, according to Sloat.

An earlier version of this story noted that the trucking company, Chavez Trucking in Dixon, was responsible for arranging the clean up, according to the CHP.

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