The northbound lane of Highway 101 in Paso Robles is now clear after traffic backed up when a pickup truck and trailer overturned, spilling lumber onto the freeway.
No injuries were reported in the single-vehicle wreck that occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and cleared by 11:30 a.m. between the Highway 46 West and South Spring Street exits.
The truck came to rest in the median center divider on the northbound side, according to the CHP. The lumber was two-by-fours, according to the CHP report, not logs.
An additional wreck occurred in the same time and place in the southbound lane of Highway 101, CHP officer Bill Irons said. No injuries were reported from the second wreck. Additional details have not yet been released.
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While the second wreck was not caused by the spilled lumber, Irons said, it could have been that the driver was distracted by the overturned truck on the other side of the freeway, he added.
"A lot of times it’s people slowing down to look, but I don’t yet know the reason for this particular (wreck)," he said.
More details on the cause of both wrecks are expected late Tuesday afternoon.