Sewage Spill Shuts Much Of Highway 101 In Mountain View

A sanitation truck overturned on Highway 101, spilling sewage onto the roadway on Aug. 14, 2019.
Photo credit California Highway Patrol
By KCBS All News 106.9FM and 740AM

A sanitation truck overturned and spilled sewage across Highway 101 in Mountain View on Wednesday afternoon, causing aggravation for drivers that lasted hours. 

At the most severe point, three lanes of traffic near San Antonio Road were shut in both the northbound and southbound directions, causing traffic to back up. 

"It might be very stinky in this area," the California Highway Patrol tweeted.

Officials later said that only a small portion of the 1,000 gallons of human waste hit the roadway. 

The truck had flipped on the southbound side of the highway and was left straddling the median shortly before 1 p.m.

Avoid the area, unknown ETO and it might be very stinky in the area -- pic.twitter.com/LycOZrlUE5

— CHP Redwood City (@CHP_RedwoodCity) August 14, 2019

All lanes reopened after 5 p.m.