ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Lower flyover ramp back open; upper ramp now completely closed.
12:50pm UPDATE: The flyover ramp closed for nearly six hours this morning was finally cleared around 11 a.m., according to KOB-TV.
The driver of the hay truck that rolled over around 5 this morning tried to take the ramp too fast, police said, but the Utah man wasn't cited, according to Eyewitness News 4.
No one was injured in the mishap.
A lower flyover ramp at the Big I (westbound I-40 to southbound 1-25) was closed briefly this morning but is now back open as the upper ramp (southbound I-25 to eastbound I-40) is now fully closed as cleanup crews still work to clear the ramp of hay spilled in this morning's rollover, according to Eyewitness News 4.
The driver was unhurt in the accident, but the cause of the rollover is still unknown, KOB-TV reported.
7:05am — New Closure at Big I: Flyover ramp below this morning's accident scene also closed.
While the cleanup continues on the eastbound ramp to Interstate 40 after a semi-trailer carrying hay rolled over around 5 this morning, police have shut down the westbound I-40 to southbound Interstate 25 flyover ramp for fear hay would fall on the lower ramp, KOB-TV is reporting.
That just means more delays and backups are expected well into the rush hour.
6:05am UPDATE: A truck carrying unsecured hay rolled over on the southbound I-25/eastbound 1/40 flyover around 5 this morning, and police say speed was a factor, KOAT-TV is reporting. One lane of the two-lane flyover is expected to be closed for another two hours, so commuters are advised to use caution or seek an alternate route, Action 7 News reported.
5:50am — Rollover on Big I Flyover: Accident on eastbound ramp to I-40 shuts one lane.
A rollover on the flyover from southbound Interstate 25 to eastbound Interstate 40 has forced the closure of one of the two lanes at this hour, KOAT-TV is reporting.
No word yet on injuries or what caused the accident, but motorists can expect slowdowns while the accident cleanup and investigation continues.
And that's expected to continue through the morning commute.