Jackknifed Truck Filled With Cookie Dough Causes Traffic Delays

Jackknifed Truck Causes Major Traffic Delays

Early on Monday morning, the morning commuters had a heck of a time trying to travel the Southbound out of Escondido on Interstate 15. Commuters were faced with some serious delays after a big rig that was filled with cookie dough had jackknifed near State Route 56 interchange.

The crash happened around five o’clock in the morning and had caused traffic to back up for several miles after the incident. Several hours after the traffic stop, traffic was starting to move at a slow crawl from the North of Escondido to the I-15/SR-56 interchange.

Luckily the HOV lanes were not affected in the incident. The HOV lanes were opened to all of the traffic, not just carpool vehicles. The lanes stayed open to help people get around the SigAlert. California Highway Patrol and Caltrans later opened up an additional HOV lane to hopefully help relieve some of the traffic congestion.

The Carmel Mountain Road on-ramp to the I-1 was opened right before 7 ‘clock that morning. The alternate route to Carmel Mountain Road was open but were expected delays.

Driver of Jackknifed Truck Injured

The driver of the big rig was injured and then sent to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. However, there were no details on the extent of his injuries.

There were around three or four tow trucks that were called to help get the jackknifed truck righted and help clear the lanes.

The California Highway Patrol Officers and the Firefighters were still at the scene at 8:30 that morning. There were no estimated time for the reopening of the lanes.

The officials say that the Hazmat crews were called to the crash but luckily there were no hazardous materials released during the crash.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Jack-Knifed-Big-Rig-Closes-Lanes-on-I-15-Near-SR-56–261506781.html#ixzz37T9ApNNx

 

Jim Forslund