Lanes Reopen on 710 Freeway After Big Rigs Crash

It was unclear when all lanes would reopen

Two lanes on the 710 Freeway were reopened after being shut down due to a big rig crash early Wednesday morning in Long Beach, authorities said.

The crash was reported around 12:45 a.m. on the Southbound 710 Freeway just north of the 405 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

One of the big rigs lost at least two loads of packed recycled paper. The other big rig spilled 100 gallons of diesel fuel during the crash, according to the CHP.

Motorists passing by helped pull both truck drivers from the their big rigs. They also noticed a small fire on one of the big rigs and helped extinguish the blaze out, according to the CHP.

Both drivers suffered minor-to-moderate injuries, according to the CHP.

All lanes were reopened around 5:30 a.m., according to the CHP.

Cal Trans was responding to the scene to assist with the clean up.

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