California Highway Patrol closes Interstate-8 near Ocotillo for

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California Highway Patrol closes Interstate-8 near Ocotillo for empty big rigs

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OCOTILLO, Calif. (KSWT News 13) - California Highway Patrol tells 13 On Your Side they have closed off Interstate 8's westbound lanes near Ocotillo to all empty big rigs.

But travel is not recommended for any cars due to high winds.

Earlier this morning, a lane of traffic on the Interstate in the same area was closed after a semi-truck rolled over.

According to California Highway Patrol's traffic incident website, one lane of westbound traffic did stay open. 

But now, officers say they will be asking empty semi-trucks to turn around because of the wind.

No one was injured.

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