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Jackknifed Big-Rig Spills Lumber Across 210 Freeway Transition Road

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A jackknifed big-rig truck that spilled a load of lumber across lane shut down a transition road on the westbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena during Friday afternoon rush hour.


A big-rig overturned on a 210 Freeway transition road on Friday afternoon, spilling lumber and blocking traffic.

The crash was reported just after 4 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s online traffic site.

A SigAlert was issued and the road was subject to a “hard closure,” the CHP said.

A big rig carrying that appeared to be lumber overturned on the two-lane road that takes 210 Freeway traffic westbound to continue on the 210 where the 134 Freeway begins.

A water main may have been hit in the collision, according to the CHP site, which noted the geyser of water spouting into the air by the crash site.

Caltrans crews were called in to clean the mess up.

The road was finally reopened at 11 p.m., the CHP said.