Semi truck rollover closes Garces Freeway, expect delays

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A semi truck overturned Friday afternoon at Garces Freeway and Interstate 43, bringing traffic to a standstill, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to the CHP traffic incident information page, a semi truck overturned in the westbound lanes of Garces Freeway just before 11 a.m. Officials said the driver of the semi-truck was trapped inside the vehicle.

Officers have initiated a traffic stop in the westbound lanes of Garces Highway between Wildwood Road and Scofield Avenue, west of Highway 43, while crews work to move the semi truck.

The CHP and EMS crew are on the scene.

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

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