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August 18, 1987 | Associated Press
Morning rush-hour traffic backed up for three miles today when a spilled barrel of roofing nails punctured tires on 12 vehicles, including a Highway Patrol cruiser, officers said. The barrel bounced off a truck on the Beeline Expressway around 8 a.m.
April 22, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 52-year-old man was found dead from a single gunshot wound along the 110 Freeway in Highland Park, police said Tuesday night. The offramp near Avenue 60 was shut down while police investigators gathered evidence, the California Highway Patrol said. The ramp was expected to be closed until about 10 p.m.  Northbound traffic was snarled in the area. Witnesses in the area told officers that they heard four or five gunshots about 5 p.m. near Avenue 60 and the freeway, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
October 12, 2012 | Dan Weikel
The first Pacific storm of the season brought scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region Thursday, snarling traffic in urban areas and triggering flash floods and debris flows in several parts of Los Angeles County. National Weather Service officials said the heaviest rain hit much of the eastern Los Angeles area and the San Gabriel Valley, where it created the potential for flash flooding as well as mudslides. One to two inches of rain were recorded in those areas late Thursday afternoon, authorities said, and more showers were predicted through the evening, increasing the risk.
March 13, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
A pedestrian was struck and killed on the northbound 5 Freeway near Downey early Thursday, prompting officials to close three lanes of traffic and clogging the morning commute. The incident occurred south of the Rio Hondo River around 4:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol, but few details of the collision were immediately available, including the identity of the pedestrian. A SigAlert was issued about 4:30 a.m. after three lanes were shut down, backing up traffic to before the 605 Freeway.
March 7, 1996
The more the Republican aspirants bark and snarl at one another, the more Bill Clinton becomes presidential. MARION D. BLYTH Los Angeles
May 21, 2000
If Gov. Gray Davis wants to help teachers, simply increase teacher salaries. Forget about trying to give a tax break--our state doesn't need more tax rules (May 14). Any accountant can foresee the snarl of complicated regulations such a tax loophole would require. KAREN McKAY Avalon
March 6, 1988
Regarding the article "Grim View of Curbing Development" (March 1): It's about time that the anti-initiative side of the slow-growth argument was told. I cannot understand why anyone would knowingly endanger the healthiest economy in the country by excising its most productive industry, especially when this "developectomy" would do nothing toward solving one traffic snarl in Orange County. We might just as well ban the sale of new cars. B. DIRK YARBOROUGH El Toro
September 3, 1987 | United Press International
Air traffic controllers voted Wednesday to go ahead with a 24-hour strike Saturday, threatening another weekend of snarled holiday air traffic. A union spokesman for the 140 controllers at Barcelona's El Prat airport, whose area covers a third of Spanish airspace, said the new walkout was called after aviation officials failed to set a timetable in a pay dispute. The strike is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. local time Saturday. The spokesman said strikes may also be called Sept.
March 14, 1999
Once again the Republicans demonstrate their lack of substantive, problem-solving solutions as they attack the president for the Chinese spying (March 10). It's similar to the 1950s McCarthy attack on "who lost China." The people of this country want to see Republican plans for solving problems, not continuing pit bull attacks from a party that apparently only knows how to snarl and snap. After their fruitless two-year vendetta against the people's choice for president, you'd think they would concentrate on telling the public what the party stands for. That way voters will have something positive to evaluate when it comes time for elections.
September 21, 1986 | CHALON SMITH, Chalon Smith is an Orange County-based writer specializing in the arts
While arts patrons eagerly await the opening of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa police and fire officials are looking to its first days with a fair amount of anxiety. Despite optimism that traffic problems can be minimized, the city's police department is worried that floods of visitors may snarl main thoroughfares around the center.
February 13, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A three-car crash, two of which became pinned underneath a large dirt-hauler, jammed the morning commute on the northbound 110 Freeway into downtown L.A. on Thursday. The collision occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. just west of Pico Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol's  incident log . One of the vehicles was overturned, KTLA-TV reported , and two cars appeared to be stuck underneath the dirt hauler as more than a dozen firefighters worked to clear the scene.
January 28, 2014 | By Matt Pearce and Saba Hamedy, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
An unusual blanket of snow across the South triggered epic traffic snarls and stranded hundreds of students at their schools Tuesday. LATEST: Drivers trapped, kids sleep at school Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama struggled to cope with 2 to 4 inches of snow, while Atlanta's 3 inches led to six-hour commutes -- at least for drivers who didn't abandon their cars on the slippery roads. "I just decided to get ... out and walk home like the rest of the people.
January 14, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Traffic on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades was snarled Tuesday afternoon as firefighters battled a brush fire in the dry hillsides overlooking the Pacific. About 150 firefighters were attacking the blaze near Chataqua Boulevard and Channel Road, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. About two acres had been scorched. Northbound lanes on PCH were closed in the area, backing up traffic, officials said. Southbound traffic was snarled as flames burned into the sky and smoke drifted across the ocean.
December 24, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
A Honda that caught fire on the westbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park blocked all but the HOV lane Tuesday night, creating a huge traffic jam on Christmas Eve but no injuries. No ambulance or paramedics were called, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The car was blocking freeway traffic near the Baldwin Park Boulevard exit, said California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball. The Fire Department received a call about the fire about 6:45 p.m. Two engine companies were dispatched to the scene, and when they arrived they found the Honda's fuel tank was on fire, said Michael Pitman, the supervising dispatcher for the Fire Department.
November 26, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
More than 200 flights were canceled and more than 5,000 were delayed by a deadly storm that is on track to pounce on the East Coast on the busiest travel day of the year. The airports hardest hit by the cancellations and delays so far were Charlotte Douglas International, Chicago's O'Hare International, Denver International and Cleveland Hopkins International, according to the flight monitoring site The storm, moving through the Southeast on Tuesday, is responsible for 11 deaths.
September 19, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A two-car collision and subsequent fire on the 10 Freeway Thursday morning caused all eastbound lanes to be closed while crews doused the flames. The incident occurred at about 9:22 a.m. on the eastbound 10 Freeway at City Terrace Drive, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos. Two cars collided and one of them caught fire, Villalobos said. At least one person was taken to a hospital with burn injuries. "We did have to block off all the eastbound lanes while the fire department put out the fire," he said.  Two of the lanes were opened about an hour later, but the four other eastbound lanes remained closed, he said.
Barreling down northbound Ventura Freeway through Oxnard recently, Street Smart got to thinking. And believe us, he had time for it. It was early evening rush-hour, and traffic soon slowed to its usual snarl from about Rose Avenue to the Santa Clara Avenue bridge where, for no apparent reason, it opened back up again. It would be awful nice, Street Smart thinks, to see Caltrans do something out here so this mile-long trip doesn't have to take 20 minutes. Seems Street Smart was having a bit of a mind-meld with reader Steve McLaughlin of Ventura, and no doubt countless others.
December 17, 1995 | Hillary Hauser, Hauser is a free-lance writer based in Summerland
Improvising truly awful lyrics to the Chuck Berry song "No Particular Place to Go," we meandered our way north from Acapulco on Highway 200. Our rented van was packed with surfboards and gear, all windows wide open to blow away the intense heat and humidity of a Mexican September. "Ridin' around in our automobile, Bruceee Raph is at the wheel . . ." someone sang. On our left we got occasional glimpses of magnificent blue sea coves, interrupted by houses and jungle greenery that lined the road.
September 18, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Two lanes of the southbound 14 Freeway are blocked in the Santa Clarita area following a crash involving about nine vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol. Traffic was backed up for miles north into the Antelope Valley for the morning commute. Fire and highway officials say multiple people have been transported to local hospitals for their injuries, though the nature and number of injuries were not immediately clear. Los Angeles County Fire Supervisor Phil Ulloa said two ambulances were sent to the scene near Soledad Canyon Road about 35 minutes after fire trucks were deployed.
September 16, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Three people were being detained Thursday afternoon near an offramp on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, snarling rush-hour traffic in the area. Los Angeles police detained the three near the northbound 3rd Street offramp after 5 p.m., authorities said.  The California Highway Patrol said agency patrol officers were planning to shut down the busy offramp. Earlier, police were pursuing carjacking suspects west of downtown, the Los Angeles Police Department said. No additional details were immediately available.
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