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Truck loses load of rocks on I-805 in Chula Vista, prompting traffic backup

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Posted at 12:57 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 18:05:52-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — A truck carrying gravel lost its haul on Interstate 805, leaving the roadway covered in rocks and traffic at a crawl.

The truck reportedly dropped gravel on northbound I-805 near Telegraph Canyon Rd. at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to California Highway Patrol. It's unclear why the truck released its haul.

Rocks could be seen covering the interstate, as vehicles slowed to a crawl as not to kick up the loose gravel.

Caltrans workers were called in to sweep the lanes for the rocks. As of 12:50 p.m., northbound I-805 at H St. was closed to traffic over the incident.

The freeway reopened at 3 p.m., Caltrans tweeted.

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