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July 31, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A woman walked away from a crash after her car hit several trees and came to rest on top of a guardrail, officials said. The single-car accident occurred at about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Glendale (2) Freeway interchange with the Ventura (134) Freeway. The 55-year-old woman, who was not identified, was standing near the car when Glendale Fire paramedics arrived. She was taken to Verdugo Hills Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 26, 2011
Los Angeles firefighters extinguished a small fire spotted at the Ventura (134) Freeway at Harvey Drive interchange, officials said. The fire erupted just before 3 p.m. in the middle of the freeway interchange, officials said. A Sigalert was briefly issued.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
Glendale firefighters on Tuesday extricated a woman from her overturned car after it went off the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway interchange to the southbound I-5. The woman was trapped in the Infiniti sedan, forcing firefighters to cut her out of the car. The woman, whose identity and injuries were not available Tuesday afternoon, was taken to a nearby hospital. Crews briefly closed the transition road for the cleanup. Jason Wells
LOCAL
May 25, 2006
Officer injured in freeway crash An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department motor officer suffered minor injuries in a collision on the Glendale (2) Freeway just after midnight on Wednesday, authorities said. The officer was traveling north on the Glendale (2) Freeway at the Ventura (134) Freeway interchange when the accident occurred, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimbell said. "There was an obstruction in his path, he tried to avoid it, and went down with his motorcycle," Los Angeles Police Sgt. Lee Sands said.
THE818NOW
By The Los Angeles Times | August 8, 2011
A car fire at a busy San Fernando Valley freeway interchange jammed rush-hour traffic as officials dealt with the incident. A fire consumed a small truck on the northbound 170 Freeway near the 5 Freeway. The car was off to the side of lanes, and fire officials were able to quickly extinguish the flames, according to Los Angeles Fire Inspector Erik Scott. At one point, the three right lanes were shut down. Traffic was temporarily affected about 5:30 p.m., but conditions quickly cleared up. L.A. NOW
NEWS
October 17, 2013
Glendale fire crews are battling two blazes, one of which has forced the closure of the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway interchange to the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway. Firefighters responded about 3:46 p.m. to a brush fire in Los Angeles near the freeway interchange, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Local firefighters joined 40 firefighters on the ground from the Los Angeles Fire Department as well as three helicopters in trying to extinguish the blaze which is described as "stubborn," according to a tweet posted by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
NEWS
August 5, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A man died Sunday after being thrown from his car in a crash at the Glendale (2) Freeway interchange with the Foothill (210) Freeway, officials said. The 33-year-old man was driving a Honda CRX north on the Glendale (2) Freeway about 12:30 p.m. when he apparently lost control of the car, California Highway Patrol Officer J. Seumanutafa said. Officials declined to reveal further information regarding his identity. The car went up an embankment and crashed through a fence around a construction site.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | January 3, 2007
GLENDALE — A collision between three big-rig trucks on the Ventura (134) Freeway just west of the Glendale (2) Freeway interchange Tuesday closed all eastbound lanes for more than six hours as hazardous-materials crews cleaned up 150 gallons of spilled diesel fuel. There were only minor injuries. Traffic, which was backed up to the Golden State (5) Freeway interchange, was diverted onto the Glendale (2) Freeway for more than six hours as authorities worked to clean up spilled fuel and remove the charred remains of a big rig. The accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. when the driver of a semitrailer rear-ended a big rig traveling eastbound on the Ventura Freeway at a "much higher rate of speed," California Highway Patrol Officer Ken Butler said.
NEWS
July 21, 2000
Amber Willard RIVERSIDE RANCHO -- Firefighters from Glendale and Los Angeles were still working Thursday evening to put out a fire in the landscaping along the Ventura (134) Freeway and Golden State (5) Freeway interchange. The cause of the fire, which started shortly before 5 p.m. in the area between the freeways, had not been determined by 7 p.m., officials said. At times, 20-foot flames leaped into trees along the interchange, which had two lanes of traffic closed on north on the Golden State Freeway and west on the Ventura Freeway.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 24, 2011
GLENDALE — A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer suffered several broken bones after he was hit by an 80-year-old Tujunga motorist while helping a disabled vehicle on the Ventura (134) and Glendale (2) freeway interchange, officials said. Officer J.D. Fields’ left femur and wrist were broken during the collision, station spokesman Officer Ming-Yang Hsu said. Fields was being treated at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was undergoing X-rays. “We are thankful nothing more serious happened,” Hsu said.
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October 17, 2013
Glendale fire crews are battling two blazes, one of which has forced the closure of the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway interchange to the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway. Firefighters responded about 3:46 p.m. to a brush fire in Los Angeles near the freeway interchange, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Local firefighters joined 40 firefighters on the ground from the Los Angeles Fire Department as well as three helicopters in trying to extinguish the blaze which is described as "stubborn," according to a tweet posted by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
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NEWS
July 9, 2013
This post was updated at 7:40 a.m. Two southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway near Griffith Park were closed Tuesday morning after a big rig overturned, forcing authorities to also temporarily shut down the eastbound 134 Freeway connector. A Sigalert for the crash was lifted about 7:30 a.m., but traffic along the 5 Freeway remained backed up into Burbank for the morning commute. The truck overturned shortly after midnight, but no serious injuries were reported. An investigation into the cause of the crash remained ongoing.
THE818NOW
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 26, 2011
Los Angeles firefighters extinguished a small fire spotted at the Ventura (134) Freeway at Harvey Drive interchange, officials said. The fire erupted just before 3 p.m. in the middle of the freeway interchange, officials said. A Sigalert was briefly issued.
THE818NOW
By The Los Angeles Times | August 8, 2011
A car fire at a busy San Fernando Valley freeway interchange jammed rush-hour traffic as officials dealt with the incident. A fire consumed a small truck on the northbound 170 Freeway near the 5 Freeway. The car was off to the side of lanes, and fire officials were able to quickly extinguish the flames, according to Los Angeles Fire Inspector Erik Scott. At one point, the three right lanes were shut down. Traffic was temporarily affected about 5:30 p.m., but conditions quickly cleared up. L.A. NOW
NEWS
By Mark Kellam mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 12, 2011
Construction on the Golden State (5) Freeway through Burbank will halt over the weekend to ease stress on what could become a major relief valve for motorists seeking to get around the 405 Freeway closure, transportation officials said. The work stoppage will affect all freeways in L.A. County during the closure to prevent the so-called “carmegeddon” from actually happening, although crews might still work on a few projects that won’t impact traffic flow, said Patrick Chandler, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
Glendale firefighters on Tuesday extricated a woman from her overturned car after it went off the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway interchange to the southbound I-5. The woman was trapped in the Infiniti sedan, forcing firefighters to cut her out of the car. The woman, whose identity and injuries were not available Tuesday afternoon, was taken to a nearby hospital. Crews briefly closed the transition road for the cleanup. Jason Wells
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 24, 2011
GLENDALE — A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer suffered several broken bones after he was hit by an 80-year-old Tujunga motorist while helping a disabled vehicle on the Ventura (134) and Glendale (2) freeway interchange, officials said. Officer J.D. Fields’ left femur and wrist were broken during the collision, station spokesman Officer Ming-Yang Hsu said. Fields was being treated at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was undergoing X-rays. “We are thankful nothing more serious happened,” Hsu said.
NEWS
February 12, 2009
INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO City Treasurer Ron Borucki on Tuesday briefed the City Council on the status of Glendale?s $445-million investment portfolio, which ended the second quarter up $5 million against the backdrop of a worsening recession. The gains were attributed to ?healthy? property tax returns in a relatively mature housing market compared to other cities, but Borucki also cautioned that the unrelenting credit market freeze was continuing to present challenges. The average rate of return fell from 3.56% to 3.34% for the quarter, reflecting falling interest rates.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | January 8, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — Caltrans crews began drilling Tuesday in Alhambra to get soil samples and run seismic tests for a geotechnical study for a proposed tunnel connecting the Long Beach (710) Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway. A connector has long been opposed in the foothills, where residents say traffic along the Foothill Freeway is already too heavy. The proposed tunnel would push traffic into the La Crescenta area and the Foothill Freeway and create noise problems for the city, Crescenta Valley Town Council President Steve Pierce said.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | February 28, 2007
GLENDALE — Two big-rig trucks snarled traffic along freeways into Glendale in separate incidents Tuesday morning after they jackknifed on rain-slicked roads. In the first incident, a big rig flipped onto its side at the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway interchange to the Ventura (134) Freeway at 5:33 a.m., spilling 80 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway and closing all northbound lanes for several hours, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said. Caltrans crews forced northbound traffic onto the northbound Glendale (2)
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