A big rig overturned and blocked a section of Interstate 8 Wednesday afternoon.
The accident occurred at about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday on eastbound Interstate 8 and the eastbound Highway 111 connector. The tractor trailer rig ended up on its side and spilled some of its cargo. Traffic was pushed on to the shoulder of the roadway for a while and then the eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed for almost 2 hours as crews worked to clean up the accident site. The truck driver suffered minor injuries in the accident.