Truck carrying 100 thousand pounds of cement flips on I-5

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A truck filled with thousands of pounds of cement flipped on its side on the northbound Interstate 5 just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, prompting authorities to shut down a State route 52 on-ramp.

A Sig Alert issued around 5:30 a.m. closed down the ramp connecting westbound SR- 52 to northbound I-5, according to California Highway Patrol. All lanes were reopened around 10:30 a.m.

The driver of a large Peterbilt mixer truck lost control of the rig for unknown reasons around 4:45 a.m. It veered off the roadway, rolled and struck a tree, California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez said.

Two slow lanes of NB I-5 were closed at 6:45 a.m. so that crews could work on getting the vehicle upright, according to CHP.

The mixer contained 100 thousand pounds of cement and was leaking water, according to CHP. The driver of the cement mixer was expected to be okay.

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