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SB 5 Fwy reopens after big rig accident

February 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A tanker truck overturned on the 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles Tuesday, spilling a waste oil product onto the roadway and leaving all lanes blocked for more than five hours.All southbound lanes reopened after crews cleared the scene around 7:15 a.m.

The solo crash on the southbound Santa Ana Freeway just south of Indiana Street was reported about 1:20 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter. No one was injured, he said.

The tanker was carrying about 50,000 pounds of a waste oil product. The cause of the crash was under investigation.


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