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$2M in federal funds for Montebello overpass reconstruction

L.A. is getting $2 million in emergency federal funds to help repair the 60 Freeway overpass damaged by a tanker truck fire.

December 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
California is set to receive $2 million in emergency federal funds to help repair an overpass damaged by last week's tanker truck fire on the 60 Freeway.

The money is from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help speed the rebuilding process of the Paramount Boulevard overpass in Montebello. The bridge has already been partially demolished following the Dec. 14 accident, in which a tanker truck carrying 8,800 gallons of fuel caught fire beneath the overpass.

The aid comes three days after Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.

The damaged overpass has resulted in bottlenecks on Paramount Boulevard and restricted access to businesses, which are the primary source of revenue for the area.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

See photos of the tanker truck fire on the 60 Freeway in Montebello.