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.
Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but a big rig hauling a trailer ended up off the side of the freeway.
UPDATE: Crews are still working to maneuver the truck closer to the roadway. The #2 EB lane is currently closed with the temporary, full closure of EB I-80 now anticipated around 9 or 10 a.m. pic.twitter.com/eIrgZ00GFc
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) December 8, 2020
It’s unclear if there were any injuries.
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.