Update 11:39 a.m. Three eastbound lanes were open as of 11:26 a.m. and one lane remained closed for guardrail cleanup more than nine hours after a bigrig crash on Interstate 10 in Banning, according to the CHP.
Posted 11:19 a.m. A bigrig went off eastbound Interstate 10 early Thursday near Highlands Springs Avenue in Banning, went 40 to 50 feet down a slope and spilled diesel fuel in a dry creek bed, according to Cal Fire.
The semi truck was reported over the side near Highland Springs Avenue at 1:56 a.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Two lanes remained closed on the eastbound 10 as of 11 a.m., a CHP dispatcher said in a phone interview. Two eastbound lanes were open, but the other lanes were to remain closed for "unknown duration," the dispatcher said.
Riverside County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team and County Environmental Health officals responded to the solo bigrig crash, Melody Hendrickson of Cal Fire said in a statement.
"The semi has spilled approximately 150 gallons of diesel in the drainage ditch so far," Hendrickson said Thursday morning.
One of the major drainages in the area of the crash is Smith Creek, which flows into the San Gorgonio River further east when it's running.
No injuries were reported. The CHP was investigating.