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19,000 pounds of dog food spills on 10 Freeway in big rig crash

April 11, 2012 |  9:59 am

Image: Map shows approximate location of where 19,000 pounds of dog food fell on the westbound 10 Freeway. Source: Google Maps A big rig carrying 19,000 pounds of dog food overturned Wednesday on the westbound 10 Freeway in West Covina and crews were still working to clean up the mess.

A SigAlert was issued a little after 8 a.m., forcing the closure of one lane and the Vincent Avenue onramp.

Caltrans and the CHP responded to the accident, which involved an unconfirmed number of other vehicles. Officials could not say whether the rain had anything to do with the accident.

The trailer will need to be unloaded before it can be righted, said CHP spokesman Mike Harris, who said crews plan to have the freeway cleared by 11 a.m.

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Image: Map shows approximate location of where 19,000 pounds of dog food was spilled on the westbound 10 Freeway. Source: Google Maps

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