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[UPDATED] Big Rig Crash: Westbound SR-60 Briefly Closed Through Badlands

Update 2:28 p.m.:  

A California Highway Patrol dispatcher tells Banning-Beaumont Patch that the roadway has been cleared following a big rig crash on SR 60, and all lanes are now back open.


Original story as follows: 

A semi trucked flipped on State Route 60 in the Badlands, leading to a closure of all westbound lanes, the California Highway Patrol reports.

According to a CHP dispatcher, there is no current estimate for the roadway reopening.

Incident logs indicate the crash happened just before noon, when a vehicle possibly cut off the big rig.

Traffic soon began to back up through the Badlands and into Beaumont, and CHP has since closed access to the 60 at I-10.

Logs indicate that both westbound lanes need to be closed so the truck can be uprighted, and towed out.


Banning-Beaumont Patch will update this breaking news story as more details become available. 

Jodi February 13, 2014 at 04:48 PM
Get use to it people. With all those warehouses going up out there this is going to be a common occurrence.
Jeremiah February 13, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Wow, Renee, you are quick! This is what drew me to the Patch when you were here before. Emergency information is always here in time to help people avoid things like this. Thank you for the good work! **** Jeremiah
Renee Schiavone (Editor) February 13, 2014 at 05:28 PM
Thanks, Jerry-- I can't do it by myself, though! I have lots of "eyes" out there who give me tips... keep 'em coming!
Jeremiah February 13, 2014 at 05:38 PM
That is the real beauty of a site like this, and you utilize it very well in times of trouble. **** Jeremiah
Mary Daniel February 15, 2014 at 07:56 PM
Thanks for the info Renee -- I knew something must be going on when Hwy 79 started backing up heading north into Beaumont. Nice to have the answer so quickly on the Patch. Keep up the good work.

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