The southbound 5 Freeway was shut down early Monday as crews attempted to remove an overturned tanker.
The tanker, loaded with 6,000 gallons of butane, collided with a car on the southbound 5 Freeway and flipped on its side, the California Highway Patrol said.
The big rig collided with a Toyota Prius at 3:03 a.m., at the McBean Parkway exit. The CHP issued a SigAlert issued at 3:21 a.m., and reopened the far left lanes at 4:39 a.m.
The road was closed in both directions at about 6:30 a.m. as crews prepared to remove the tanker. The northbound lanes were reopened at about 7:30 a.m. The southbound lanes reopened at about 8:30 a.m.
It was expected to take at least two hours to get the tanker back on its wheels. The CHP said the tanker did not leak any butane.