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Sunrise Boulevard reopens after 4-hour closure caused by overturned big rig, police say

An overturned big rig Tuesday morning has blocked all southbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard at Folsom Boulevard, a major intersection in Rancho Cordova, according to Caltrans and California Highway Patrol.
An overturned big rig Tuesday morning has blocked all southbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard at Folsom Boulevard, a major intersection in Rancho Cordova, according to Caltrans and California Highway Patrol.

An overturned big rig Tuesday morning has blocked all southbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard at Folsom Boulevard, a major intersection in Rancho Cordova, according to Caltrans and California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported just before 7:30 a.m., according to CHP’s incident log. All three lanes of traffic and the eastbound off-ramp of Highway 50 were closed nearly four hours, reopening about 11:30 a.m., the Rancho Cordova Police Department reported on Twitter.

The incident caused heavy traffic in both directions of Highway 50 during morning commute hours, with drivers urged to use alternate exits for Rancho Cordova.

A photo posted by Caltrans shows the overturned big rig between the eastbound Highway 50 off-ramp and Folsom Boulevard.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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