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Box truck rollover on Highway 166 leads to blockage of lanes

Posted at 6:54 AM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 11:48:32-05

UPDATE (8:44 a.m.): Westbound Highway 166 is now open. Officials say eastbound 166 will be closed at least another hour. 


Multiple lanes of Highway 166 are blocked due to a box truck rollover Wednesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a box truck rolled over around 6:40 a.m.

A big rig driver headed westbound, pulling a load full of egg crates was driving too fast.

Combination of speed and wet roads caused him to lose control and ended up on it's side.

A car traveling eastbound was unable to stop in time and crashed into it. Then another big rig traveling behind the sedan crashed into the big rig as well. 

Highway 166 shutdown in both directions for an unknown duration. There's egg yolk everywhere on the freeway from the crash. 

As of right now, one minor injury reported.