Westbound lanes of the 105 Freeway in Hawthorne reopened Tuesday afternoon after police activity forced a closure, causing delays for drivers heading to Los Angeles International Airport.
The closure took place about 10:45 a.m. at Prairie Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. Traffic was diverted at Crenshaw Boulevard.
Aerial images showed westbound traffic backed up for miles. Eastbound lanes were unaffected.
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The flow of traffic was expected to remain slow even after the westbound side reopened. Drivers heading to LAX were advised by airport officials to exit at Crenshaw Boulevard, make a right, then make a left on Imperial Highway or Century Boulevard.
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