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Portions of 2 and 5 freeways remain closed after fuel-tanker fire

July 14, 2013
  • No one was hurt in a dramatic fire at the 5 and 2 freeway interchange in the Elysian Valley area on Saturday, June 13, 2013 near Glendale.
No one was hurt in a dramatic fire at the 5 and 2 freeway interchange… (Raul Roa / Staff…)

All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the junction of the 2 Freeway, north of downtown Los Angeles, remained closed Sunday, a day after a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline overturned, caught fire and caused a massive traffic jam.

The two right lanes of the southbound 2 Freeway at the junction also remained closed, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol. It is unclear when any of the shuttered lanes will reopen, he said.

“We’re shooting for” Monday, he said. “We just want to make it safe.”

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-- Carlos LozanoLos Angeles Times

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