FERTILIZER SPILL HALTS TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY, RAILROAD.Byline: Andrea Cavanaugh Staff Writer
An overturned truck spilled hundreds of gallons of liquid fertilizer near Moorpark on Friday, shutting down a rural highway and briefly halting rail traffic in the area.
Between 500 and 600 gallons of potassium thiosulfate thiosulfate /thio·sul·fate/ (-sul´fat) the S2O32- anion, or a salt containing this ion; produced in cysteine metabolism.
A salt or ester of thiosulfuric acid. spilled onto Highway 118 during the single-vehicle crash, but the substance is believed to pose a health hazard health hazard Occupational safety Any agent or activity posing a potential hazard to health. Cf Physical hazard. only if ingested in·gest
tr.v. in·gest·ed, in·gest·ing, in·gests
1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat.
2. , Ventura County fire Battalion Chief Kevin Nestor said.
The truck's driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution because some of the liquid splashed him during the 11:50 a.m. crash, Nestor said. The driver, whose condition was not available, was otherwise uninjured, he said.
The truck's driver apparently lost control when he tried to stop for the crossing gates of an oncoming train, California Highway Patrol highway patrol
A state law enforcement organization whose police officers patrol the public highways. Officer Steve Reid said.
Police stopped traffic on Highway 118 at Tierra Rejada Road to the east and Somis Road to the west while fire crews cleaned up the spill.
Train traffic was halted through the area but was allowed to resume about 12:40 p.m. Metrolink trains weren't affected by the closure, a spokeswoman said.
Both lanes of the highway, which serves as a major trucking route and commuter artery between Moorpark and Camarillo, were expected to reopen about 6 p.m., the CHP CHP Chapter
CHP Combined Heat and Power
CHP California Highway Patrol
CHP Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Turkish: Republican People's Party)
CHP Chemical Hygiene Plan (OSHA)
CHP Community Health Plan said.
Andrea Cavanaugh, (805) 583-7602