Big rig overturns, catches fire on I-580 in Livermore

A big rig overturned and caught fire early Saturday morning in Livermore.

The crash happened on I-580 near North Flynn Road around 5:30 a.m. and blocked all eastbound lanes, according to California Highway Patrol.

The semi-truck ended up on its side on a hill, as emergency crews worked to clean up the mess, CHP said.

A KTVU viewer sent video of the wreckage he took as he drove his truck past the accident. The flames were shooting out of the overturned semi as the sun rose in the background. People were helping each other over the median through the smoke-filled the air.

As of 11:30 a.m. two of the eastbound lanes were reopened.

CHP did not give any information about the driver or occupants.

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Adding to the traffic congestion in the area, a dump truck overturned around 10:30 a.m. at Tesla Road and McLaughlin Road, blocking all lanes, according to CHP.

Video and images courtesy: Antonio Ashley

Video image courtesy: Antonio Ashley

Traffic was a nightmare most of Saturday morning due to a big rig that overturned and crashed. Photo: Caltrans