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Southbound Highway 101 in Morgan Hill, California reopens

Television news footage showed traffic getting by in one lane around 9 a.m. Thursday. (photo courtesy KCRA.com)

The Associated Press

2/27/2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. — Southbound Highway 101 in the Morgan Hill area has opened after a crash involving a car and oil tanker shut down a section of the freeway.

Television news footage showed traffic getting by in one lane around 9 a.m. Thursday. The crash occurred about eight hours earlier and shut down all southbound lanes.

California Highway Patrol Officer Tyler Mason tells KTVU-TV an unknown amount of oil from the truck spilled into a nearby drain. Homes nearby were also evacuated.

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