Big rig crash blocks lanes on westbound 60 Fwy in Hacienda Heights

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. -- A crash involving a big rig and resulting fuel spill blocked multiple lanes on the westbound 60 Freeway, snarling the Friday morning commute in Hacienda Heights.

The crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. near the Hacienda Boulevard exit. The big rig went over the side, damaging approximately 150-200 feet of the guardrail, officials said.

The crash caused fuel to spill across the road, and multiple lanes were shut down.

Tow trucks were on scene to remove the big rig.

The crash caused traffic to back up for nearly seven miles, stretching out of Rowland Heights from Nogales Street.

Commuters were advised to take alternate routes - possibly Colima Road to the south and Valley Boulevard to the north.

Lanes started reopening around 8 a.m.