Street Sweeper Overturns on Freeway

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Dec 22, 2012  |  Updated 10:38 AM PDT
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Street Sweeper Overturns on Freeway

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A street sweeping vehicle overturned on southbound Interstate 15 Saturday morning, San Diego Fire officials said.

The accident happened just after 8 a.m. on the I-15 at Camino Del Norte in Rancho Bernardo. It is unclear how the street sweeper overturned.

Officials said the driver was able to remove himself safely from the vehicle. He’s expected to be alright.

According to officials, the street sweeper was leaking chemicals and oil onto the roadway following the accident.

The two fast lanes were temporarily shut down while the materials were cleaned up. A SigAlert was issued around 8:40 a.m.

Officials said a tow truck was being requested to haul away the large vehicle.

The accident is under investigation. Check back for updates.

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