Tanker truck carrying chicken feed overturns, blocking highway

RAMONA, Calif. – A tanker truck carrying chicken feed overturned in Ramona Monday, blocking the main highway between Ramona and Julian.

The accident was reported at about 8:20 a.m. near the intersection of state Route 78 and Ramona Trails Drive.

The truck driver was treated for minor injuries. No one else was hurt.

First responders said the roadway would be closed for several hours until a big-rig tow truck could get the truck and trailor back on their wheels.

A truck carrying chicken feed overturned Monday on Highway 78 in Ramona. (Photo: Cal Fire)

 

No fuel leaked from the overturned truck, but crews had to clean up 10-15 gallons of hydraulic oil.

The road is heavily traveled on weekends and holiday periods by outdoors enthusiasts. Traffic was being routed around the accident on 3rd Street to Old Julian Highway.

The road was was reopened to traffic at around 3 p.m., according the Caltrans.