WB 10 Freeway in Colton Temporarily Closed After Big Rig Strikes Bridge Under Construction

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Construction workers repair an overpass on the 10 Freeway that was hit by a big rig on Oct. 26, 2016. (Credit: Sky5)

All westbound lanes of the 10 Freeway were closed on Wednesday after a tractor-trailer hit a beam of the Pepper Avenue overpass, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

The big rig was carrying a forklift when it hit the bridge around 9 a.m., said CHP Officer Brian Alvarez.

A few cars were damaged by falling debris, but no injuries were reported, according to Alvarez.

A SigAlert was issued at 9:14 a.m.

Traffic was rerouted off the freeway, which was backed up to Tippecanoe Avenue, about 5 1/2 miles east of the Pepper Avenue overpass.

The10 Freeway reopened by 1:30 p.m., according to a CHP Inland Division official.