Overturned sanitation truck cleared from median on US-101 in Mountain View

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A sanitation truck traveling on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto Wednesday flipped and ended upside down in the southbound lanes after hitting another vehicle and the center median wall.

The incident took place at 12:26 p.m. around San Antonio Road. No injuries were reported.

A black sedan cut off the truck, prompting the driver to veer right.

The truck hit the impact attenuators before it went out of control and traveled across all lanes toward the center median, according to a preliminary report from California Highway Patrol.

The truck landed mostly on the center median wall and southbound lanes.

Three lanes in both directions were temporarily blocked following the incident.

A fourth southbound lane was blocked later to assist with the towing of the sanitation truck.

The truck was towed off the highway and crews are working to clean the sewage spill from three southbound lanes that are blocked.

Traffic was expected to resume on all southbound lanes by about 5 p.m. All northbound lanes reopened at 3:26 p.m.