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Big rig crash blocks westbound I-80 near Nevada state line

The California Highway Patrol reports that westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near the Nevada state line are blocked due to a collision in which a big ring overturned.

The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. west of the Farad Road off ramp. The big rig has blocked all lanes, but the CHP reports traffic is passing through the area on the right shoulder.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and avoid the area if possible.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy