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Portion of Hwy 1 near Vandenberg Village closed due to overturned truck

Posted at 3:25 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 20:55:02-04

A portion of Highway 1 outside of Lompoc was closed Monday afternoon due a Santa Barbara County Foodbank truck that had overturned, blocking the northbound lanes.

It happened at about 1:40 p.m. near Santa Lucia Canyon Road when CHP says the driver of the box truck tried to pass slower traffic, but had to swerve back into his lane, causing the vehicle to overturn and land on its side across the road.

As of 3 p.m., the northbound lanes of the highway were closed at Constellation Road and traffic was being diverted off the highway, according to California Highway Patrol.

A truck block both northbound lanes of Highway 1 outside Lompoc Monday afternoon. (KSBY photo)
A truck block both northbound lanes of Highway 1 outside Lompoc Monday afternoon. (KSBY photo)

The southbound lanes remained open.

The truck reportedly belonged to the Santa Barbara County Foodbank and was transporting food to a church in Lompoc for public distribution.

No injuries were reported. The northbound lanes of the highway are expected to re-open at 5:30 p.m., according to CHP.

In the meantime, drivers are being advised to take Harris Grade or Highway 101.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.