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Overturned Truck Closes EB 210 in Azusa, Traffic Backed up to Pomona

Cars on a freeway are shown from behind, stopped in traffic.
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Traffic snarled in the San Gabriel Valley for at least 10 miles after a big rig tanker truck early this morning filpped over blocking all lanes of the eastbound 210 Freeway. At approximately 5:41 a.m., a call came in reporting the incident at Azusa Ave. which appears to be a solo crash with no injuries.

The truck is carrying 50,000 pounds of liquid asphalt material and some of it has spilled out, said California Highway Patrol Office Francisco Villalobos over the phone. A small amount of diesel fuel also leaked.

As of 7:15 a.m., it was estimated that eastbound 210 would remain closed for at least another hour or two. Traffic is being diverted on to the southbound 605 and northbound 605 connectors are closed in both directions. Westbound traffic is backed up to at least Pomona.

"Luckily it's on the non-commute side," noted Villalobos. "But the commute side is still backing up."

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