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Car fire on 405 N near 101 snarls Sherman Oaks traffic

A car fire on the northbound 405 Freeway near the 101 interchange in Sherman Oaks snarled traffic going both directions on the freeway on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.

August 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A car fire on the northbound 405 Freeway near the 101 interchange in Sherman Oaks snarled traffic Friday morning.

The vehicle slammed into the freeway median, overturned and then caught fire near Ventura Boulevard.

A Good Samaritan reportedly pulled someone from the burning vehicle when it was ablaze.

Officials initially closed down all northbound lanes, but the carpool lane was opened to let cars through. All lanes have since reopened.

The accident was affecting traffic more so on the southbound lanes rather than northbound due to onlookers.


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