Traffic Hotspot: Big rig accident backs on traffic on Highway 242

CONCORD (KRON) — Traffic is backed up in both directions of the state Highway 242 in Concord after a big rig overturned, hitting the center median.

The accident was reported around 8:14 p.m. after a semi truck ran into the center divide just south of Olivera Road. The accident left debris in both the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic.

A Sig-alert was issued at 8:28 p.m. Both directions of traffic are open, but are both down to just the right-hand lane on both sides of the freeway.

At least one person was hurt in the accident. Officials with the CHP weren’t able to say if that person was taken to the hospital or if there were any other injuries.

CHP says there is no estimate for when all of the lanes on the freeway will reopen.

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