WATCH: Truck Overturns, Dumping Tons of Dirt on Road Near Fashion Valley Mall

San Diego police are considering whether to issue a SigAlert for Friars Road.

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Holiday shopping got a little harder for a while for folks using Friars Road for a while on Tuesday.

A big rig hauling a load of dirt near Fashion Valley Mall tipped over shortly before 3 p.m., dumping between 10-35 tons of soil onto the roadway near the entrance to state Route 163 north, according to a San Diego police official.

Sky Ranger 7 flying overhead showed the tipped truck blocking the eastbound lanes to turn onto state Route 163 north. It appeared that the vehicle had been heading west and was taking a left onto the ramp at too high a rate of speed and flipped over as a result.

Clean up crews and a tow truck made swift work of the problem, though, and the SigAlert had been canceled and scene cleared by 6:30 p.m.

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