Truck Overturns, Spilling Scrap Metal on SR-78

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    This is video of the cleanup following a serious collision between a tractor trailer and a guardrail along SR-78 on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (Published Friday, Aug 16, 2013)

    A major traffic collision has created quite an inconvenience for people traveling in the North County.

    A semi-truck trailer went over a guard rail on State Route 78 just after 4:20 a.m. Friday and Caltrans had to close a section of the road for hours.

    Semi Spills Over Guardrail: Raw Video

    [DGO] Semi Spills Over Guardrail: Raw Video
    This is video of the cleanup following a serious collision between a tractor trailer and a guardrail along SR-78 on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (Published Friday, Aug 16, 2013)

    When the truck turned the corner, the trailer overturned and went over the guard rail spilling 30,000 pounds of scrap metal.

    Crews closed SR-78 for miles between Weekend Villa in Ramona and Bandy Canyon Road.

    First, a tow truck lifted the trailer upright using wires. Then, crews had a major cleanup effort.

    When the trailer tipped over it littered recyclable metal into the embankment.

    Crews used cranes, and in some cases, their bare hands to pick everything up.

    Once Caltrans repairs the guardrail, the road will reopen to traffic.

    No one was injured in the collision.