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Big-rig crash, fuel spill gnarl 605 Freeway commute

April 08, 2013|By Joseph Serna

Only two lanes of the southbound 605 Freeway were open Monday morning in Santa Fe Springs after a big rig crashed and spilled fuel on the road, the California Highway Patrol said.

A Sigalert was issued about 4:08 a.m. after the big rig and several other vehicles were involved in an injury crash near the Telegraph Road exit, officials said.

The freeway was shut down for about an hour before the carpool lane and fast lane were opened to vehicles, said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs.

The fuel spill slowed cleanup efforts, and only two lanes would be open until as late as 8 a.m., he said.

"They're going to have to clean that up," he said. "It's going to be a while."


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