A series of crashes involving multiple big rigs closed the transition road of the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena Thursday night. As of 4 a.m. Friday, the transition road had been reopened.
This is the second day in a row that this transition road has been closed overnight due to big rig crashes.
"Approximately ten minutes to midnight, we got a call of a jackknifed big rig in the tunnels,” California Highway Patrol Sgt. Barry K. Jones said. "Then we got a call of a second accident that resulted from the first accident."
The left diesel tank was ruptured and approximately 100 gallons of fuel leaked onto the road, according to CHP.
In the second accident, a big rig rear-ended a car that had stopped because all lanes were blocked due to the jackknifed big rig.
Speed and rain were factors in these crashes, as well as big rig crashes that occurred Wednesday night and early Thursday morning on the Foothill Freeway.
"The drivers need to slow down in the rain, especially in a curve. Big rig trucks are limited to 55 mph in California," Jones said.
No injuries were reported.