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.
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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.