Truck Accident Closes San Juan Grade/Salinas Road

A big rig traveling on San Juan Grade from Salinas had it's trailer leave the road. San Juan Grade- Salinas Road closed to traffic Wednesday afternoon and evening while recovery efforts were underway. The driver was reported to have only minor injuries

At about 3:30pm, a truck and trailer traveling from the Monterey County side of San Juan Grade/Salinas Road had it's trailer leave the road. The driver suffered minor injuries from the accident. The trailer was fully loaded. The truck's 55 gallon fuel tank had emptied, but it was not determined how much fuel had leaked.

Recovery crews awaited the arrival of a unit to recover the trailer from the side of the hill.

There is no passage over the summit, though local traffic can get through. The road is expected to remain closed for several hours during recovery operations.

Update as of 10:00am 9/12/13: The road is open



BenitoLink Staff