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Crashed big rig cleared after blocking morning traffic near Sacramento International Airport

Traffic snarled near Sacramento International Airport after big rig flips

Traffic around Sacramento International Airport is backed up on southbound Interstate 5 after a big rig flipped over.
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Traffic around Sacramento International Airport is backed up on southbound Interstate 5 after a big rig flipped over.

A big rig hauling concrete panels flipped on its side Wednesday morning near Sacramento International Airport.

Traffic around the airport was backed up on southbound Interstate 5 after the big rig flipped over. The California Highway Patrol said that heavy panels shifted on the rig’s trailer about 7:45 a.m. as the driver made the transition from the Airport Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5.

The trailer overturned, spilling the load onto the highway and scattering broken concrete. The truck driver was walking and appeared to be shaken after the crash, according to a California Highway Patrol traffic incident website.

As the summer traveling season hits full stride, the Transportation Security Administration is reminding passengers what they can and can't bring aboard planes at Sacramento International or any airport. That jigsaw? No. That gun? Absolutely not.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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