Overturned Big Rig Snarls Cloverfield Traffic

Pickup and big rig collide Monday morning, triggering Sigalert and two-hour closure of 10 freeway onramp.

Monday traffic blues worsened for Santa Monica commuters when a pickup truck smashed into a big rig about 10:40 a.m., closing the Cloverfield Boulevard onramp to the 10 freeway for more than two hours.

A Ford pickup making a right onto the eastbound onramp smashed into the flat bed big rig that was turning left turn onto the onramp on a green light, according to CHP spokeswoman Karina Munoz.

The big rig rolled over into bushes on the onramp's shoulder. It took crews until 1 p.m. to clear the roadway, Munoz said.

No one was injured.

The closure caused heavy traffic on surface streets, according to Santa Monica Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis.

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