5 Freeway Reopens After Tanker Crash

The overturned tanker collided early Monday with a Prius

tanker_5_freeway_crash

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. 


View Larger Map

Copyright CNS - City News Service
Contact Us