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Big-rig crashes on Sacramento highways that clogged morning commute are cleared

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Pre-dawn big rig crashes in heavy rain snarled two Sacramento highways before tow trucks arrived to clean up the messes.

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Traffic was backed up to the Land Park area on northbound Interstate 5 after a big rig crashed into a freeway wall just before the J Street offramp about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Sacramento. On westbound Highway 50 another big rig spun out near Watt Avenue at about the same time. That big rig blocked the three left lanes of the highway.

Both highways were eventually cleared of the rigs. A half-inch of rain fell on the area since 3 a.m.