LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a big rig loaded with Christmas trees overturned and spilled in downtown Los Angeles early Friday, closing a transition ramp between a pair of busy freeways.

Officer Ed Jacobs says the truck was carrying about 42,000 pounds of trees. Cleanup is expected to keep the ramp closed until noon.

The driver sustained minor injuries in the early morning crash. There were no other vehicles involved.

The wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 101 where it merges with State Route 110 in downtown Los Angeles.

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Comments (2)
  1. mknittle says:

    Isn’t a flip front over rear and a roll sideways..

  2. Mrs. Johnson says:

    When a big rig flips it usually means it flips to the side and spills the load it is carrying all over the road. Not a easy clean up. Thank goodness it was only trees and no one got hurt.

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