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Dump truck spills football-sized rocks on freeway

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LA MESA (CBS 8) - Traffic came to a halt on the eastbound I-8 near Fletcher Pkwy Monday night after a dump truck pulling two trailers spilled rocks - some the size of footballs - across all lanes.

CHP says the driver reported feeling a vibration in the truck when he passed Grossmont, then saw smoke coming from the left, rear tire. He pulled over to call for help. The driver apparently didn't know he had a flat tire or that rocks were spilling from the bed of the trailers.

At one point, all lanes of the freeway were shut down. By midnight, traffic was flowing again, but street sweepers were still canvassing the roadway to clear the remaining rocks.

No injuries or major accidents were reported as a result of spill.

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