Crash snarls morning commute on SB 5 Fwy in Elysian Park

A crash blocked multiple lanes on the southbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Park, snarling the morning commute on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.

An early-morning crash blocked multiple lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway near the 110 Freeway on Thursday, snarling the commute in Elysian Park.

The crash, which involved multiple vehicles, happened around 4:15 a.m. A fuel spill occurred as a result. Injuries were unknown.

All lanes were briefly closed, but a few lanes were reopened to let cars through. Traffic was backed up for miles on the 5 Freeway, and the drive along surrounding freeways were also affected.

All lanes were reopened shortly after 7 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
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