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Southbound 5 Freeway reopened after big rig accident near Glendale

November 29, 2012

Southbound 5 Freeway lanes were reopened Thursday morning after a big rig jackknifed, but the northbound lanes in Glendale remained closed, the CHP told the L.A. Times.

Authorities said the semi-truck was traveling north when it hit the center divider about 2:21 a.m. and jackknifed, blocking the northbound lanes and dumping debris across the southbound lanes.

The California Highway Patrol reopened the southbound lanes just after 6:30 a.m., but said the northbound traffic was still being diverted.

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Officials said it was unclear whether the rain had anything to do with the accident.

-- Wesley Lowery, Los Angeles Times

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