By CBS13 Staff

KINGVALE (CBS13) — Caltrans needed to temporarily close traffic on eastbound Interstate 80 in the Sierra so crews could lift a semi-truck that crashed down an embankment.

The crash happened early Tuesday morning in between Cisco and Kingvale.

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Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but a big rig hauling a trailer ended up off the side of the freeway.

It’s unclear if there were any injuries.

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A temporary closure of eastbound I-80 went into effect around 10 a.m. so that crews could pull the big rig out. The freeway was back open until a little before noon.

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Drivers were detoured to Old Highway 40 through the recovery work.