SAN JOSE -- An overturned cement truck that clogged traffic on Interstate 280 early Thursday afternoon was cleared from the scene shortly after 3 p.m. and traffic appeared to be returning to normal, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The mixer struck a sound wall and flipped about 1:25 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the Lawrence Expressway offramp. Officer D.J. Sarabia said small pools of liquid cement were spilled onto the roadway, along with some diesel fuel.

The right three lanes were shut while crews worked to right the truck and clean up the roadway. All lanes were reopened around 3:11 p.m., said Officer James Evans.

Evans said traffic appeared to be back to normal afternoon conditions in the area shortly after 4 p.m.




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