170 Fwy back open after five-car crash in North Hollywood

A multi-car crash snarled traffic on the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

A multi-car crash caused a major backup on the southbound 170 Freeway in North Hollywood Thursday morning.

The crash, involving at least five vehicles, was reported at about 5:35 a.m. near Magnolia Boulevard, right before the Ventura Freeway interchange, according to the California Highway Patrol.

There was no immediate word on injuries in the crash, officials said.

All but one lane was shut down at Magnolia Boulevard for over an hour as rescue crews and law enforcement officials investigated the scene.

The crash temporarily snarled traffic for miles during the early morning commute.

All lanes were back open by 7:30 a.m.
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