Traffic Alert

Cement Truck Overturns on I-5 in Carlsbad Area, Causes Major Traffic Delays

A tractor-trailer carrying cement overturned on northbound I-5 in the Carlsbad area following a collision Tuesday afternoon.

The accident closed all lanes of the I-5 freeway north of Cannon Road and south of Tamarack Avenue, leaving only one lane open for several hours, according to Carlsbad police. All lanes were reopened around 5:50 p.m., said Caltrans San Diego.

A collision between a Nissan Rogue and the cement truck caused it to tip over on the driver's side. Crews had to extricate the driver from the truck, who sustained minor injuries, according to CHP Officer Hunter Gerber.

The Nissan left the scene unscathed.

Police are still investigating which driver made initial contact with the other and are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact CHP.

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