Overturned big-rig backs up traffic on Hwy. 152

California Highway Patrol

A big-rig flipped on Highway 152 near Frazier Lake Drive around 2:30 p.m. today and is blocking traffic in both directions, causing drivers to turn around and find an alterate route, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver and only person in the big-rig was walking around the scene and appears to be OK, according to the CHP dispatch. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, that may have been caused by the driver falling asleep then over-correcting the tractor trailer.

The semi is carrying an estimated 21,000 pounds of cardboard, which is strewn on the highway. Diesel fuel was seen on the highway as well.

Caltrans, the CHP and other authorities are at the scene to begin cleaning up and redirect traffic.

Check back for more details as they become available.

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