Mt. Rose Highway to be closed for several more hours
July 26, 2010
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – The Mt. Rose Highway is expected to be closed to through traffic for several more hours after a big rig rolled on its side Monday morning, dumping debris and a small amount of diesel fuel into the roadway. No one was hurt in the incident.
According to a press release from the Nevada Highway Patrol, the incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. west of the Tannenbaum Event Center (formerly the Christmas Tree Restaurant).
The vehicle, operated by FW Carson Company of Incline Village, was part of a house demolition project and was traveling from Incline Village to the landfill in Lockwood, Nev., when it rounded a bend and rolled on its side.
Beside various debris, the rig’s fuel tank leaked about 40 gallons of diesel onto the roadway. Nevada Department of Transportation and Sierra Fire quickly responded to the scene, according to NHP, and prevented the fuel from spilling off the roadway.
At 12:50 p.m., the roadway was closed to traffic while Nevada Towing began work to remove the vehicle. According to a 3 p.m. NHP press release, one of the tow trucks began having mechanical problems, further delaying clean-up efforts.
NHP advises commuters to use an alternate route since the roadway is expected to be closed for several more hours.