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Corn spill from crash clogs 99 traffic for hours
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A jackknifed big-rig caused firefighters and Caltrans to conduct a clean-up operation on Highway 99 at Mitchell Road Wednesday morning.

A big-rig hauling trailers filled with corn and a Chevy Avalanche tangled on Highway 99 Wednesday morning, causing a major load spill and shutting down two lanes of the freeway for hours.

The crash was reported at 9:58 a.m. between the Service Road overpass and the Mitchell Road exit. The crash was occurred when the Chevy blew a tire and struck a semi going in the same direction. The big-rig jackknifed, spilling the load of grain. Caltrans was called in with sweepers to clean-up the spill, which clogged traffic until after 1:40 p.m.