SigAlert Issued in Long Beach After Big Rig Overturns on 710 Freeway

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A SigAlert was issued in Long Beach on Monday after a big rig overturned on the 710 Freeway.


A big rig overturned on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach on Monday, May 19, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The big rig was the only vehicle involved in the crash, which was reported just after 7:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident website.

The truck was blocking the Anaheim Street onramp and part of the far right lane of the 710 Freeway (map), aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Several gallons of oil had spilled from the truck onto the Anaheim Street onramp.

A SigAlert was issued for the onramp and the right lane of the freeway at 8:09 a.m. as crews worked to clear the scene.

The SigAlert was expected to last about 2 hours, but was extended for another 90 minutes at 10:20 a.m., according to the incident website.

There was no immediate information on the cause of the crash.