Truck Crash Snarls Traffic Near Rose Bowl as 90K People Expected for Soccer Game

The game is expected to draw 90,000 fans to the Rose Bowl Stadium.

A big rig that jackknifed on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway near Lake Avenue in Pasadena threw additional traffic woes to the thousands of soccer fans making their way to the Rose Bowl for a sold-out game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and FC Barcelona.

The collision occurred about 12:40 p.m. and resulted in some minor injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP had initially estimated the jackknifed big rig would be cleared from the freeway by 4:30 p.m., but the closed lanes were not reopened until after 6 p.m.

All but two lanes of the freeway in the vicinity of the accident were closed until the big rig was cleared.

Pasadena police told fans coming from the east to reach the stadium by taking the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway south to the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway, then north on the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110), Golden State (5) and Glendale (2) freeways, to the eastbound Foothill Freeway.

They then suggested fans could exit at Arroyo Boulevard in order to reach the stadium.

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