LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE ( — A tractor trailer carrying several tons of celery and lettuce overturned Wednesday on the 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge, causing a traffic nightmare for morning commuters.

The big rig struck a center divider and guardrail around 1:50 a.m. before it overturned just west of the Glendale (2) Freeway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.


The big rig was carrying a Trader Joe’s-bound load of produce, including celery and lettuce, Villalobos said.

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Several tons of lettuce and celery spewed across the freeway after a big rig overturned. (credit: CBS)

Three eastbound lanes were reopened around 8 a.m. as authorities were diverting traffic from the eastbound 210 Freeway to the southbound 2 Freeway in order to clean up the freeway.

No injuries have been reported.

The driver of the big rig declined to be taken to the hospital, according to the CHP.

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