All lanes of the 134 Freeway remained closed after firefighters had put down a freeway blaze caused when a gasoline tanker carrying 8,600 gallons of fuel exploded in flames on the 134 Freeway near the southbound 5 Freeway shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
No injuries were reported.
Billowing smoke obscured the freeway and a nearby overpass, and officials were concerned with the structural integrity of the bridge.
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By midnight, firefighters had the fire under control.
According to Total Traffic LA, the Westbound 134 was jammed from Brand Blvd and the eastbound 134 was jammed from Buena Vista. The southbound 5 was stop and go from Alameda, but traffic on the southbound 5 to the eastbound 134 was expected to be let through shortly after midnight.