10 Freeway Comes to a Standstill

KFI Traffic first reported a accident on the 10 westbound at Rancho Ave where wood was dropped on the 10 freeway causing a backup that streached to the 215 freeway.

Now the San Bernardino Sun is reporting more details below:

A big-rig carrying a forklift struck a bridge under construction on the westbound 10 Freeway, forcing officials to initiate a SigAlert Wednesday morning.

“At approximately 9 a.m., a tractor-trailer carrying a forklift struck a beam of the Pepper Avenue overpass above the 10 Freeway,” California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Alvarez said. “No injuries were reported, and crews estimate a reopening of the freeway to be around 1 p.m.”

All westbound lanes are closed. Traffic is being diverted off the freeway and back on again.

Alvarez said a few cars were damaged from the falling debris but didn’t go into detail.

Investigators are on scene trying to determine if the load height was over the limit.

As SANBAG looks to add toll lanes to the 10 freeway more accidents like these are coming due to the fact that lanes will be shrunk to fit in the toll lanes on a already tight freeway.

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