Oil tanker flips on Highway 101 blocking traffic

October 1, 2018

An oil tanker overturned on Highway 1 near Orcutt Sunday night, causing the highway to be closed in the area. [Cal Coast Times]

The truck overturned at about 10 p.m. and landed on its side blocking the highway by Solomon Road slightly west of Orcutt. One minor injury occurred as a result of the crash, according the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Another vehicle was reportedly involved in the accident, though the details are unclear. Officials did not report any oil spilling as a result of the crash.

Authorities closed Highway 1 in both directions for several hours. Sunday’s crash occurred less than a month after an oil tanker overturned near Highway 1 on the Nipomo Mesa, prompting the evacuations of homes.


The law of unintended consequences. Ban a pipeline… get a train. Ban a train… get a tanker truck. In each case the chances of a spill get greater.


Yet the amount that can be spilled is less and provides more jobs.


Two oil tanker TRUCKS down in San Luis Obispo County in less than one month! Thank God the snowflakes stopped those horrible oil bomb trains which have not had an accident in California for years!

Jorge Estrada

Fortunately, there were not those real bad things that are hauled on the railroad. As we oppress the railroad business growth more trucks will be on the highways carrying whatever.


“more trucks will be on the highways carrying whatever.” As they have been all of our lives, no change.