Big rig tips over, spills debris on road near SR-78 in Vista

Posted at 1:45 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 18:08:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A big rig tipped over in North County Tuesday afternoon, spilling debris onto the road and forcing a hazmat team into action. 

According to authorities, the truck tipped over near eastbound SR-78 at Vista Village Drive just before noon. The incident caused house demolition debris and diesel from the big rig to spill all over the road. 

In total, about 30 gallons of diesel spilled onto the road. Crews used dirt and kitten litter to clean up the fuel. 

Firefighters, CHP, deputies and hazmat crews all responded to the scene. The incident caused the hours-long closure of the Vista Village overpass. 

At this time, it's unclear what caused the truck to tip over. The driver was uninjured.