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Overturned tanker spills 20 tons of asphalt on 405 Freeway in South LA

An overturned tanker spilled 20 tons of asphalt on to the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

April 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A tanker carrying asphalt for a construction project overturned in South Los Angeles, spilling its load on the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway early Sunday morning.

The tanker was entering the 405 from the Normandie Avenue on-ramp shortly before 1 a.m. when it crashed.

It ended up on its side in the slow lane with 20 tons of asphalt all over the road.

The California Highway Patrol says the driver may have been trying to avoid a car in its path.

No one was seriously hurt.

Lanes were shut down near the crash site but all roads have since reopened.

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