EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The westbound 60 Freeway was blocked off for several hours in the East Los Angeles area after a big rig spilled fuel on the roadway Wednesday afternoon.
The diesel spill was reported around 2:15 p.m. on the freeway to the east of the 710 Freeway interchange.
All lanes were blocked on the westbound side and the CHP issued a Sigalert. Traffic was being diverted from the freeway amid a long backup. Absorbent material was spread on the roadway surface to help clean up the spill.
Traffic on the eastbound side was congested as well, as cars slowed down to look at the incident.
Lanes were partially reopened by 4:30 p.m. and the Sigalert was lifted around 7 p.m.