210 Freeway Open After Spill

Both directions of the 210 freeway and the 330 freeway were shut down Wednesday after a pickup-trailer full of hazardous material was involved in an accident.  By 8 p.m. everything was reopened.

The driver of the pick-up truck apparently lost control on the westbound 210 and overturned  around 1:15 p.m., breaking open a container of hydrochloric acid that was on the trailer. Aerial video showed the cab of the truck was crushed and its trailer perched on an embankment near an overpass.

A three mile stretch of both the northbound and southbound lanes were closed near Baseline Road around 2 p.m. causing major backups. The westbound 10 transition to the westbound 210 was also closed.

Cleanup crews arrived and were able to reopen the eastbound 210  lanes around 4:30 p.m.

At least one paramedic and four firefighters were sent to the hospital after being exposed with the chemical, according to the Press-Enterprise.  No serious injuries were reported.

Authorities expect the freeway will remain closed until 6:45 p.m.

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