5 Freeway crash: Trailer spills 1,000 gallons of asphalt, prompting hours-long closure of all NB lanes near Gorman

GORMAN, Calif. (KABC) -- An asphalt trailer snapped in half in a crash on the 5 Freeway near Gorman on Saturday morning, spilling about 1,000 gallons of the black concrete material and prompting an hours-long closure of all northbound lanes.

The spill on the interstate just south of Highway 138 occurred shortly after 4:20 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. By 3:15 p.m., Caltrans announced all lanes impacted were reopened.

A Sigalert was issued at 5:02 a.m., closing all northbound lanes near the Highway 138 interchange.

At 5:30 a.m., the CHP said the wrecked trailer was blocking the northbound No. 4 lane of traffic as well as the right shoulder of the freeway.

Just before 7 a.m., the CHP estimated that all northbound lanes of traffic would be shut down for at least three hours.

No injuries were reported.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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