A big rig hauling hay on Interstate-10 westbound overturned this morning, causing significant traffic backups in the Whitewater area.
The accident was reported at 5:09 a.m. this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Bales of hay rolled into the roadway, blocking at least two lanes, and causing backups as far east as the Highway 111 exit on the freeway.
Other vehicles eportedly hit into the hay after the truck overturned, but there was no information available on damages to said vehicles, or on injuries.
It took about a half an hour to clear the lanes affected.
California Highway Patrol officers, Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies, and CalTrans crews responded to the scene.