“Just don’t take the chance,” Strawderman advised. “It’s very dangerous, and this is proof right here of what could happen. Not just trucks but RVs, anything high-profile.”By 10 a.m., about a dozen other truck drivers had pulled over on the side of the 15 Freeway. About 75 miles west, another big rig came to rest on its side on the eastbound 118 Freeway in the Chatsworth area at around 8 a.m., prompting a closure of all lanes at De Soto Avenue and the Topanga Canyon Boulevard on-ramp. The freeway wasn’t fully reopened until just before 11 a.m. A similar incident was reported down in Alpine. “Drivers, please pay attention on the roads when driving through the mountains and passes today,” tweeted the Weather Service in San Diego.
🚨118 FWY UPDATE🚨 EB 118 Fwy at De Soto Ave – Only the HOV lane is open for eastbound traffic as 3 heavy duty tow trucks attempt to upright the overturned big rig. Topanga Cyn on-ramp to EB 118 is also closed. pic.twitter.com/CbBIceRsau— CHP – West Valley (@CHPWestValley) December 17, 2019
Drivers, please pay attention on the roads when driving through the mountains and passes today. Quite windy! https://t.co/mRFEPsHe91— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) December 17, 2019