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Big rig rollover blocks one lane of Hwy 49

A big rig with a box trailer half-loaded with furniture overturned on Highway 49 just before noon, blocking one lane of traffic for more than an hour.

The truck overturned in the southbound lane near Cherry Creek Road at about 11:35 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol website.

One-way traffic controls were initiated and southbound and northbound traffic were being directed alternately through the scene. The roadway was cleared by 12:45 p.m.

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The Union Updated Jan 8, 2013 05:27PM Published Jan 10, 2013 04:54AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.