Northbound Interstate 5 between Peltier and Twin Cities roads was closed Tuesday after a big rig carrying 46,000 pounds of glass rolled over on the right shoulder, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Traffic was diverted to Highway 99 at Peltier Road, according to CHP spokesman Michael Bradley.
The driver, whose name was not disclosed, was carrying 46,000 pounds of glass from a glass plant in the Fresno County community of Kerman when he lost control of the truck and rolled off the road, Bradley said.
The glass was top-heavy, and the right-front tire went off the side of the road, Bradley said. There was no shoulder because crews were repaving the area, he added.
The rollover took place at 11:53 a.m., and traffic was backed up to Peltier Road. The left lane reopened at about 1:15 p.m., but the right northbound lane remained closed until the shards of glass could be put in a dump truck.
There were no injuries, Bradley said.
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