HAYWARD -- A truck hauling tree trimmings flipped across two lanes of southbound Interstate 880 on Friday, causing delays on three major freeways but injuring no one, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The white box truck overturned in the right two southbound lanes of Interstate 880 near the A Street exit about 11:15 a.m., totaling the truck and spilling debris across the highway, CHP Officer Ron Simmons said. The driver of the truck was not injured.

No other vehicles were involved, Simmons said. Authorities were still unsure why the truck flipped.

The right two lanes were closed to traffic while a tow truck and Caltrans sweeper cleared the vehicle and the tree trimmings, Simmons said. All lanes reopened at 2:16 p.m.

Delays were reported on Interstate 880, Interstate 580 and Interstate 238 after big-rig trucks were cleared to use I-580 while the scene of the crash was blocked, Simmons said. All big-rig trucks were required to return to their normal routes upon the lanes' reopening.

According to Simmons, the crash created a sizable pothole in the far right lane that would have caused motorists to crash if they drove into it. Caltrans crews made an emergency repair, and the lane has since reopened.

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