SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — An overturned tractor trailer on the southbound Highway 17 connector at Highway 1 in Santa Cruz has shut down the southbound ramp between the two roadways, according to authorities.

At 2:13 p.m., CHP reported a severe traffic alert due to the overturned vehicle blocking the connector ramp.

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Santa Cruz CHP tweeted out a photo of the scene shortly after 2:30 p.m.

Traffic is being diverted from southbound Highway 17 to Ocean Street where vehicles are able to get onto Highway 1 in the southbound direction.

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Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area.

Tuesday evening, CHP in Santa Cruz said that one lane of the connector should reopen by 8:30 p.m. with both lanes estimated to be reopened by 10:30 p.m.