Overturned Big Rig Slows Drive on 5 Freeway East of Downtown

The transition road between the 5 and 10 freeways was closed for a fuel spill cleanup

Joel Cooke

A big rig overturned early Tuesday east of downtown Los Angeles, blocking the transition road between the 5 and 10 freeways during the morning drive. 

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The crash occurred at about 3:45 a.m. The California Highway Patrol closed the transition road from the southbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 10 Freeway

A SigAlert remained in effect until about 10 a.m.

The trailer contained about 20 tons of large paper rolls. The truck remained on its side at 7:50 a.m., but the rolls of paper were transferred to another trailer.

Another SigAlert was issued in the area at 6:19 a.m. Crews closed the southbound 5 Freeway near Indiana Street because of a crash.


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