Semi-truck overturns, spills tar all over southbound 71 in Pomona

POMONA, Calif. (KABC) -- An overturned truck spilled tar all over the road on the 71 Freeway Friday, shutting all southbound lanes during the morning commute in Pomona.

The incident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on the southbound 71 before the 60 interchange near Mission Boulevard.


Pomona police said there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash.

One lane was reopened just before 6:30 a.m., but traffic was still backed up for miles. Lanes were expected to remain closed until at least 11 a.m.

Commuters were advised to use alternate routes and avoid the area.
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