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Onion spill closes two southbound lanes of 710 Freeway

April 21, 2011 |  8:12 am


A load of onions spilled onto the 710 Freeway at Bandini Boulevard on Thursday morning when a big rig overtuned.

Two southbound lanes were closed while crews cleaned up the fragrant load, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The truck overturned about 3 a.m., tearing through a guardrail before dumping its cargo, said Officer Francisco Villalobos of the California Highway Patrol.

Investigators were trying to determine what caused the accident, Villalobos said.


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Photo: Workers scrambled for several hours to retrieve spilled onions while tow truck operators attempted to remove the trailer. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times