OAKLAND (CBS SF) –The West Grand Avenue on-ramp to eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in West Oakland remained blocked Thursday after a big rig trailer overturned, spilling 20 tons of organic sunflower seeds onto the roadway, the California Highway Patrol said.
The trailer, the second of a double-trailer rig, was headed onto the eastbound freeway in West Oakland around 11:15 a.m. Thursday when the accident occurred, said CHP Officer Herman Baza.READ MORE: Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Touts Basic Income at Mountain View Rally
No one was injured, Baza said, and no other vehicles were involved.
It wasn’t certain Thursday afternoon why the trailer overturned, Baza said, but “it looks like speed may have been a factor,” he said.READ MORE: National Park Service Proposes Parking Fees at Popular Bay Area Beaches
No information was available about where the sunflower seed load originated, or where it was headed, Baza said.
Cleanup of the on-ramp lanes continued early Thursday afternoon, said Baza, who added that the lanes are expected to reopen between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.MORE NEWS: CVS Stores Roll Out Pfizer Booster Shots Across Bay Area
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