Landscape truck rolls, dumps ton of debris on S.R. 51

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PHOENIX -- A landscape truck rolled on southbound State Route 51, dumping its load near Shea Boulevard during morning rush hour Friday.

2 lanes blocked
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It happened shortly after 7 a.m.

The truck rolled in the carpool lane between Shea and Northern Avenue on the Dreamy Draw curve. The mess of grass clipping and other debris extended into the next lane over.

Video from NewsChopper 3 show traffic backed up to least Cactus Road.

The cleanup was expected to take quite some time.

Live ADOT video showed a huge backup at 9:30 a.m., more than two hours after the wreck. Traffic finally seemed to clear up at about 10 a.m.