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Crews were working Monday to upright and remove a big rig from an exit ramp at a busy Indio interchange, forcing a partial closure of the location to traffic.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the westbound off-ramp at the Interstate 10/Jefferson Street Interchange was expected to be shut down until the middle of Monday afternoon.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, a semi tractor-trailer overturned at the site, leaving the driver with minor injuries, according to the CHP. The specific circumstances behind the crash were not immediately available.

It was unclear whether the trucker required hospitalization.

Instead of trying to work through the night to recover the truck, CHP officers deferred operations until Monday morning, and the recovery effort began about 8 a.m., requiring the westbound Jefferson Street exit ramp to be closed, the agency said.

A SigAlert was issued at 8:30 a.m. because of the closure and ensuing disruption to traffic. The interchange consists of several loop entrances and exits from the freeway, which serves Bermuda Dunes to the west and Indio to the east. Bermuda Dunes Airport is within a mile of the interchange.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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