SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The California Highway Patrol re-opened northbound traffic lanes on Highway 101 at El Capitan State Beach after an accident involving a recreational vehicle.

The northbound lanes of Highway 101 were shut down when the RV rolled onto its side.  The cause appears to be wind created by a passing semi truck, which caused the driver of the RV to lose control.  The vehicle also leaked fluids as a result of the accident. 

The accident snarled weekend northbound traffic.  The wreckage was cleared and the freeway re-opened just before 6:30 p.m.

Slideshow: Hwy 101 Closed Northbound at El Capitan State Beach

POSTED: 05:47 PM PDT Aug 22, 2014 
Lanes Blocked by Semi Rollover; Closure Could Last Hours

The California Highway Patrol has shut down the northbound lanes of Highway 101 south of the El Capitan offramp, after a semi truck overturned, landing on its side.

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