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PERRIS (CNS) - A tractor-trailer carrying sand on Interstate 215 crashed into a overpass under construction in Perris today, causing a bridge under construction to partially collapse and resulting in a full freeway closure for a time.
No injuries were reported in the 10:05 a.m. accident, which caused the big rig to overturn south of Nuevo Road, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman said.
Part of the bridge, which is in a construction zone, fell into the northbound lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The southbound lanes reopened about 11:45 a.m., but the northbound lanes were expected to be closed for about 12 hours for the cleanup, according to Caltrans.