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I-80 near Colfax reopened after canola oil spill

The California Department of Transportation released these photographs of a canola oil spill that closed eastbound Interstate 80 in the area of Colfax, Calif.
The California Department of Transportation released these photographs of a canola oil spill that closed eastbound Interstate 80 in the area of Colfax, Calif.(Caltrans)
Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 5:40 PM PDT
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COLFAX, Calif. (KOLO) -A spill of canola oil that went for several miles closed eastbound Interstate 80 in the Colfax area Thursday, the California Department of Transportation said.

Caltrans reported it was open around 10:30 p.m.

The trail of oil extended from Colfax to Nyack , about 20 miles, - with additional patches here and there all the way to Truckee.

The spill happened late Thursday afternoon. Crews from several Caltrans maintenance yards are cleaning up the spill..

Eastbound drivers were detoured at California 174.

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