Truck flips onto track, causes SigAlert and some closures

CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) – A southbound truck on Interstate 5 hit a disabled vehicle on a Camp Pendleton overpass and flipped onto train tracks.

Freeway traffic was backed up for miles, and rail service was blocked.   

The SigAlert was expected to extended to 2 p.m., as crews worked to right the truck, according to the CHP. At least two of the four southbound lanes were also closed, snarling the only direct route from Orange to San Diego county.   

According to the CHP, the tractor-trailer struck a disabled vehicle and went off the side of the freeway at the Agra Overhead.

No injuries were reported.   

About 25 Amtrak and Metrolink trains were regularly scheduled to run on the tracks before 2 p.m. today, but no Coaster trains were affected, as they do
not run north of Oceanside.   

Amtrak was advising its passengers to use Metrolink trains in L.A. and Orange counties, and Coaster trains in San Diego County, which were honoring Amtrak tickets.

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