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Interstate 10 - Crash Causes Further Delays


Last updated 7/30/2015 at 10:35am

A big rig has overturned, causing further traffic delays on the eastbound Interstate 10 near Desert Center. The crash site is located east of the eastbound Tex Wash Bridge, which collapsed on July. 19 following heavy rain. A detour is directing drivers around the bridge and it's expected to cause delays of at least 15 minutes.

Officials were still at the scene as of 8:30 a.m. this morning, and the left lane was blocked, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to CalFire, five gallons of fuel spilled across the road causing delays which could last approximately four hours while the leakage is mopped up and officials remove the truck.

The driver exited the truck before officials arrived and has been taken to a hospital for moderate injuries.

Anyone heading east from the Coachella Valley is encouraged to give themselves extra time to travel, officials said.

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