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710 Freeway in Long Beach reopens after big-rig rollover

April 20, 2012 |  6:44 am

Traffic was flowing again on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach after a big rig toppled and closed most of the lanes in both directions
Traffic was flowing again Friday morning on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach after a big rig toppled and closed most of the lanes in both directions.

The accident occurred just before 2 a.m. at Del Amo Boulevard. No one was injured.

The California Highway Patrol told the Associated Press that a trucker swerved to avoid a vehicle on the southbound side of the freeway; the big rig then flipped and slammed into the concrete center divider. The truck was hauling an empty shipping container.

Debris spilled over into the northbound lanes, which were closed for nearly an hour after the accident. The southbound lanes were reopened at around 6:25 a.m., officials said.

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Photo: A big rig rolled over on the 710 Freeway early Friday. Credit: KTLA-TV.

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