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I-8 Lanes in Campo Reopen After Overturned Big Rig

CHP officials issued a traffic alert on westbound I-8, west of Crestwood Drive, just before 11:30 a.m. Friday

A big rig overturned on Interstate 8 in Campo Friday, temporarily blocking two lanes and prompting a traffic alert. 

By 2:20 p.m., both lanes had reopened to traffic, officials said.

The accident happened just before 11:30 a.m. on westbound I-8, west of Crestwood Road near Mountain Springs Road. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said a big rig had toppled on its side, blocking the No. 1 and No. 2 lanes on the highway.

Traffic was flowing through the right shoulder as crews worked to clear the big rig from the area. A heavy duty tow truck was requested, CHP said.

No other information was immediately available, including if anyone was hurt. 

The big rig overturned amid a high wind warning in that area, where gusts were strong throughout the morning. That warning is in effect through 1 p.m. Saturday.

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