Traffic alert: Big rig overturns at Finesilver curve

SAN ANTONIOUpdate at 1:48 p.m.:

1 lane of I-35 North to I-10 West ramp has been opened.

Update at 1:26 p.m.:

The ramp from Interstate 35 South to Interstate 10 West has been opened.

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An 18-wheeler carrying cornmeal overturned Wednesday morning at a curve near downtown that's notorious for big rig crashes.

The crash at the I-10 East curve near the Finesilver Building downtown has traffic backed up.

Both ramps from I-35 to I-10 are closed. The earliest the ramp may reopen is 1 p.m., police said.

No injuries were reported.

The big rig's load shifted in the trailer as the driver took the curve, causing it to land on its side, police said. Speeding may have been a factor.

"Everybody seemed to be giving good distance so we had no other drivers involved," Sgt Christopher Lutton, of the San Antonio Police Department said. "Credit to the other drivers that they're paying attention while they're driving."

Kashaun Powell is part of a cleanup crew that mops up the mess after big rigs get in wrecks.

"It's really unfortunate that 18-wheelers roll over all the time but we're out here just trying to take care of the city and help the traffic move a little bit better," Powell said.

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