Hazmat crew responds after overturned garbage truck blocks La Panza Road in Creston

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A garbage truck overturned on La Panza Road in Creston just south of Highway 41 and blocked the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred around 11:20 a.m., according to the CHP Traffic Incident Log.

“There are officers on scene trying to determine what happened,” CHP Officer Don Ellis told The Tribune. “As of right now the reports are of a garbage truck overturned blocking roadway.”

Ellis said that CHP responded to direct traffic on La Panza Road.

The Cal Fire Hazmat team also responded because fuel leaked and a septic tank was hit, according to information relayed on the San Luis Obispo County Public Safety Scanner.

A 38-year-old man was apparently taken to the hospital with a head injury according to the scanner, but Ellis said he could not confirm that information.

“All I know is the owner of the truck is on scene and fire has contacted their own hazmat team to come out and verify that nothing hazardous has leaked from truck. This is still an active investigation,” Ellis said.

This story will be updated with more information as it develops.

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