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Tractor-trailer overturns spilling soil onto roadway

BIG LAGOON- Highway 101 South of Kane Road near Big Lagoon was one lane only for almost eight hours Wednesday when a trailer overturned spilling potting soil onto the roadway.

Around 3:10 p.m. 66 year old Richard Hamilton of Klamath Falls, Oregon was driving Northbound on 101 when he lost control of his tractor and flatbed trailer on a left-hand turn. The tractor and trailer overturned throwing pallets of potting soil across the highway.

CHP and Caltrans had to off-load fuel tanks from the tractor before recovering the vehicle because of the environmental risk.

Hamilton was not injured. The road fully re-opened just after 10:30 p.m.