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November 19, 2012 | Shelby Grad
The northbound lanes of the 710 Freeway were closed in Bell Gardens on Monday night after a truck carrying liquid asphalt collided with several cars. There were no immediate reports of injuries in the crash, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. CBS-TV Channel 2 reported that the truck dumped 1,500 gallons of liquid asphalt onto the roadway and that it would take some time to clean it up. It's unclear when the freeway will reopen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2013 | By Bob Pool
A driver shot on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles was hospitalized in critical condition as officials searched for the gunman The victim, whose identity hasn't been released, was thrown from a car after being shot twice, investigators said.  The shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. between 8th and 9th streets, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa. Police were searching for the shooter, who fled in a burgundy or gray Toyota Camry with its rear window blown out. Although officials had indicated that southbound freeway lanes might be closed for eight hours while investigators searched for clues, the two lanes closest to the center divider were reopened by about 7:15 p.m. Caltrans freeway cameras showed that traffic, backed up more than a mile, was loosening up and traffic was moving at normal speeds by 8 p.m. Investigators were attempting to determine whether the shooting might be gang-related and whether multiple perpetrators were involved, LAPD Sgt. John Kirkpatrick said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
A suspected 22-year-old drunk driver triggered a multi-vehicle crash on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach early Saturday that killed one person and injured four others, authorities said. The crash occurred about 12:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway, just south of the 91 Freeway overcrossing, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs. Maria Guadalupe Vargas, who was driving a 1988 Chrysler, apparently failed to stop and crashed into a 2005 Toyota, which slammed into another vehicle that in turn hit a big-rig truck, according to a statement by the CHP. Vargas, of Wilmington, suffered major injuries and was transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2013
A shooting on the 110 Freeway in downtown L.A. has forced the shutdown of all southbound lanes, authorities said. The incident occurred about 5:20 p.m. on the freeway near 9th Street, authorities said. A male victim was apparently shot twice and thrown from a vehicle on the freeway, according to KTLA News. The victim was still alive and was transported to a hospital. No other information was available. -- From a Times staff writer and KTLA News ALSO: Hiker killed at Eaton Canyon was 17-year-old girl Pain doctor's office raided in prescription drug abuse probe Bauhaus rocker Peter Murphy denies he was drunk when arrested
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2013 | By Joe Piasecki
A section of the 110 Freeway in Pasadena will be closed Sunday for roadway improvements. All northbound lanes on the Arroyo Seco Parkway between the Orange Grove Boulevard and Avenue 60 offramps will be closed from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the California Department of Transportation. All southbound lanes on the same stretch of freeway will be closed between midnight and 8 a.m. Sunday. On Monday, northbound freeway commuters will face a full 110 closure between the 101 Freeway connector and the Avenue 20/San Fernando Road overpass from midnight to 8 a.m. Caltrans spokeswoman Judy Gish said the closures will allow workers to replace sections of the pavement on the freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Joseph Serna
All lanes of the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills were reopened Thursday morning after a report of a suspicious package was cleared, the California Highway Patrol said. The freeway was closed for about three hours while authorities investigated a possible pipe bomb. Authorities detonated the package about 10:30 a.m. and reopened the lanes by 11 a.m., officials said. A   Caltrans   crew reportedly found the suspicious device along the freeway near the Shoup Avenue exit and called authorities at 8:12 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Annette Barrera didn't know any of the six people killed in a suspected DUI-related wrong-way crash on 60 Freeway this past weekend, but on Wednesday in Diamond Bar, she attended a vigil for the victims just the same. A victim of a drunk-driving crash last year in Lynwood, Barrera, still wheelchair-bound, said she'd want someone to do the same for her had she not survived. “I didn't die like the six victims that did," Barrera told KTLA-TV , but "if I had died, and I had one of these things, I would like some sort of survivor to come, so I don't feel alone.” The vigil, organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was held to honor the victims of the deadly Sunday crash.  Witnesses reported seeing a red Chevrolet Camaro -- which officials said was driven by Olivia Carolee Culbreath , 21 --  traveling east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph early Sunday morning when it struck a Ford Explorer, which then collided with a third vehicle.
WORLD
March 21, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
Israel's Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal by Arab residents of Jerusalem's Beit Safafa neighborhood to halt construction of a freeway extension through their community. The court ruled that there was no urgent need to stop the project, but that the residents' ongoing legal appeal in a lower court should proceed without delay. A Jerusalem court previously ruled that residents were too late to stop the freeway, which was approved by the city in 1990. Residents say the two-mile extension of Begin Expressway will dissect their neighborhood and cut off access to stores, mosques and schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The 110 Freeway in South Pasadena will be closed overnight Monday into Tuesday as crews replace a concrete slab. The 110 Freeway will be closed from 11 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday between Glenarm Street and Orange Grove Avenue, according to the California Department of Transportation. Ramps within the affected area will also be closed. During the closure, crews will be working on an $800,000 project to replace a concrete slab, according to Caltrans. Detours will be in place throughout the closure area.
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