Full truck of Christmas trees flips in downtown LA

December 10, 2010 7:19:39 AM PST
The California Highway Patrol says a big rig loaded with Christmas trees overturned and spilled in downtown Los Angeles, closing a transition ramp between a pair of busy freeways. Officer Ed Jacobs says the truck was carrying about 42,000 pounds of trees. Cleanup of the early Friday morning accident is expected to keep the ramp closed until noon.

The driver sustained minor injuries. There were no other vehicles involved.

The wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 101 where it merges with State Route 110 in downtown Los Angeles.