Crash Closes Lanes on EB 101 Freeway in Van Nuys - NBC Southern California

Crash Closes Lanes on EB 101 Freeway in Van Nuys

Authorities said several people were injured in the early morning crash



    Crash Closes Lanes on EB 101 Freeway in Van Nuys
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    LOS ANGELES - MAY 9: Motorists travel the 101 freeway on May 9, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Traffic congestion is worsening nationwide, and Los Angeles and San Francisco are ranked worst with the longest delays per rush-hour commuter, according to researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute who compiled the newly-released 2005 Urban Mobility Report. Los Angeles rush hour commuters experience an average of 93 hours of delays every year - almost double the national average of 47 hours - and their cost in wasted gas is also almost double - an average of $1,598 per year, while the national figure is $794. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    A crash on the 101 Freeway Wednesday in the Van  Nuys area left several people injured and temporarily shut down freeway lanes, a California Highway Patrol officer reported.

    The crash on the eastbound 101 Freeway at the Van Nuys offramp occurred  just before 4 a.m. and involved at least two vehicles, CHP Officer Francisco  Villalobos said.

    The crash resulted in several injuries, and Villalobos said the  situation is a chaotic at the moment.

    "We don't have an injury count yet," he said. "Also, there were  multiple cars off to the side when our units arrived on the scene, and right  now we don't yet know which cars were involved in the crash and which ones  stopped to help."

    There was no immediate response from the Los Angeles Fire Department to  calls seeking information on those people injured in the crash.

    Villalobos said all lanes were shut down at 4 a.m., as well as the Van  Nuys offramp, and a SigAlert was declared by the CHP.

    The CHP then reopened the two left lanes at 4:38 a.m. but the other four  lanes and the Van Nuys offramp will remained closed at 7 a.m.