Overturned Big Rig on I-15 Near Mission Valley Backs up Traffic for Miles

The vehicle was carrying up to 30,000 pounds of dirt and metal, officials said.

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A big rig overturned on northbound Interstate 15 on Tuesday afternoon, blocking three lanes and causing traffic near Mission Valley, Caltrans announced Tuesday.

The incident was reported just before 12:30 p.m. on I-15 just south of Interstate 8, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch, and it wasn't long before motorists were backed up for miles. By 2:50 p.m., all lanes of northbound I-15 just south of I-8 were opened.

Officials noted the vehicle, which was carrying up to 30,000 pounds of dirt and metal, partially landed on Camino Del Rio. Drivers are warned of delays of up to an hour due to the crash.

It is unclear if any injuries occurred as a result of the incident.

The crash comes as a storm delivers significant rainfall to San Diego County. A flood advisory is in effect for much of the region through 2:37 p.m. Tuesday while a wind advisory was issued for coastal communities until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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