Avocado Spill Closes 5 Freeway Lanes in Pacoima

Workers loaded the avocados onto a truck and reopened lanes during the mid-day drive

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013  |  Updated 2:06 PM PDT
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A truck transporting avocados spilled its cargo onto the southbound 5 Freeway Tuesday, causing a traffic backup in the Pacoima area.

Aerial video showed avocados on the freeway and behind a construction barrier. Crews picked up some of the avocados by hand and used a front-end loader to scoop them into containers on a flatbed truck.

The spill occurred between Sheldon Street and Lankershim Boulevard at about 11:30 a.m. All lanes were blocked after the crash, but one lane reopened at about noon.

No injuries were reported.

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