Overturned big rig on southbound 101 in San Jose

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SAN JOSE (KRON) — An overturned big rig shut down lanes on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers responded to reports of the big rig around 10:30 a.m. on southbound 101 north of Interstate 880.

A Sig-alert was issued at 10:41 a.m. because of the closure of five southbound lanes.

Three lanes reopened as of about 11:30 a.m., but the two right lanes and the transition ramp stayed closed until about 12:20 p.m., according to the CHP.The big-rig driver was traveling at about 15 mph on the transition ramp from southbound Highway 880 to southbound Highway 101 where the trailer tipped over, CHP Officer Ross Lee said.

The driver was the only person inside the big-rig and was transported to a hospital for minor injuries, Lee said.

A leak was found on the highway, but it is not clear what the substance is or how big the leak was.

Caltrans crews who responded to the scene cleaned up some engine fluid that leaked from the big-rig onto the highway, according to Lee.

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