Hazmat team responds to semi crash on 15 North in Cajon Pass

CAJON PASS (KABC) -- A hazmat crew responded to the northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass after a crash involving a semi that was possibly carrying hazmat materials.

The incident happened near Cleghorn Road just before 9 a.m.

Caltrans says the hauler hired a hazmat contractor to clean up 35 gallons of diesel fuel, 15 gallons of oil and 15 gallons of white latex paint.

All northbound lanes were closed for about an hour. Two right lanes were opened to traffic just before 10 a.m.

One lane remained closed because of a damaged bridge rail as a result of the semi-truck accident, which caused major traffic delays.

CORRECTION: An earlier report stated that the accident occurred in Victorville, but the crash was in the Cajon Pass.

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