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5 Freeway pothole causes flat tire for 13 vehicles

Crews work to repair a huge pothole on the Golden State (5) Freeway Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

March 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
It was an especially frustrating commute on the Golden State (5) Freeway Wednesday morning after a huge pothole caused flat tires for more than a dozen vehicles.

It happened on the 5 South at Indiana Street in East Los Angeles. About 13 drivers who hit the pothole got flat tires. Some drivers had to be towed.

Authorities were able to put flares around the hole to prevent other drivers from the same fate, and crews arrived later to fill the hole.