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Canola oil spill temporarily closes Eastbound I-80 at Colfax for 20 mile stretch

Officials said the spill extends for about 20 miles, and it could take several hours to clean up.

COLFAX, Calif. — Eastbound I-80 is closed at Colfax after a truck lost its load of canola oil. Due to the hazmat spill, the roadway could be closed for some time.

CHP-Gold Run said the roadway is shut down at Highway 174 and that the closure stretches from Colfax to Nyack.

Caltrans District 3 said the spill extends for about 20 miles, and left behind a cleanup operation that could take several hours to resolve.

Officials said the roadway should open at 10 p.m. 

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