UPDATE, 1:30 a.m. April 7:
TEMECULA, CA -- All lanes were reopened as of 1 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol.
UPDATE, 11:30 p.m. April 6:
All lanes of northbound Interstate 15 at Highway 79 South remained blocked as of 11:18 p.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The center divide was the only part of the roadway open.
Traffic on Interstate 15 through Temecula came to a standstill Saturday evening after a northbound big rig overturned near state Route 79, according to Highway Patrol dispatchers.
A CHP officer at the scene told Patch that the truck was reported stolen when the driver stopped at a set of scales. The suspect apparently lost control of the truck, struck other vehicles and overturned.
CHP officers were still working the crash and didn’t release information about any injuries.
The crash was reported around 6 p.m. The semi truck came to rest on its side, blocking all northbound lanes, according to the CHP. One lane of northbound traffic was using the center divide.
Patch will update this story when more details become available.