Traffic was a slippery, sticky nightmare Monday as a big rig loaded with 4,000 lbs. of fruit overturned on the transition road from the Santa Ana (5) Freeway to the San Bernardino
A big rig loaded with 4,000 lbs. of fruit overturned Monday on the transition from the Golden State (5) Freeway to the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, causing a SigAlert, authorities said.
The accident was reported at 2:10 a.m. on the transition from the southbound Golden State Freeway to the eastbound San Bernardino Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The SigAlert was issued at 2:24 a.m. for lanes No. 1 and 2 of the transition road while the CHP waited for a truck to right the big rig, the CHP said.
At 3:23 a.m., the CHP reported the trailer’s walls had split and it called for as many dump trucks as possible to unload it. The SigAlert was extended.
A pole also fell down when the big rig overturned and Caltrans crews were sent to deal with it, the CHP said. Efforts to clear the scene were continuing after daybreak.
— Staff and wire reports