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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1989
Caltrans officials announced several road closures that will affect the Costa Mesa and Santa Ana freeways beginning today: The McFadden Avenue overcrossing of the Costa Mesa Freeway will be closed in both directions from 10 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday for bridge work related to the widening of the freeway. (Officials said they expect the McFadden off-ramp from the northbound Costa Mesa Freeway and the Edinger Avenue on-ramp to the northbound freeway to reopen to traffic at 5 a.m. Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A southbound lane on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica is scheduled to be closed for construction starting this week as the city of Los Angeles works to improve its sewer system. Construction will stretch from the Annenberg Beach House to the privately owned Beach Club south of Chautauqua Boulevard, according to the L.A. Department of Public Works. Work hours will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1989
The California Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect extremely heavy congestion this morning until 10 a.m. on the southbound Hollywood Freeway. Three lanes, from Alvarado Street to the four-level transition to the Santa Ana, Hollywood, Pasadena and Harbor freeways, will be closed for repaving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A fatal crash on the 101 Freeway temporarily closed all southbound lanes through the Cahuenga Pass on Thursday morning after a Bell Canyon man rear-ended a big rig, authorities said. The crash occurred about 3 a.m. north of Vineland Avenue in the southbound freeway's slow lanes, said California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang. A 70-year-old man changed lanes and rear-ended a big rig, which wedged his 2004 Lexus underneath the truck, killing him. There were no skid marks at the scene of the crash, Tang said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2008
The southbound Santa Ana Freeway offramp to Beach Boulevard will close for two months starting tonight at 6 p.m. Beach Boulevard will also close where it crosses the freeway, but only for 24 hours, to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2009 | Ruben Vives
An overturned cement truck dumped wet concrete and diesel on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning, snarling traffic in both directions for hours. The accident on the northbound side of the freeway at Olympic Boulevard was reported about 7:20 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter said. At least two other vehicles were involved, she said. All northbound lanes were closed until about 12:30 p.m. Southbound lanes remained closed for a couple more hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1996 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
A pickup truck pulling an equipment trailer for volleyball's Team Cuervo caught fire about noon Wednesday on the Conejo Grade, according to the California Highway Patrol. The single-vehicle fire occurred on the southbound Ventura Freeway south of Camarillo Springs Road. It took a crew from the county Fire Department 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze, according to a department spokeswoman. No lanes were closed and no one was injured.
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April 25, 1989
A San Diego-bound truck with a 16-foot-high load nicked a construction platform only 14 feet above a San Jose-area freeway, sending a huge I-beam crashing down on Interstate 280, where the debris was hit by three cars. "The bridge was lower than my load was tall," said truck driver Larry Evans, who works for B. D. Trucking of Ripon. The California Highway Patrol said four people were hospitalized with minor injuries after the cars hit the debris, causing a closure of the busy freeway's southbound lanes for more than an hour and backing up traffic for miles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1989
The passenger of a vehicle that catapulted off the Sunset Cliffs Bridge into the San Diego River, killing the driver, died Friday night of injuries suffered in the crash. The San Diego County Coroner's office identified the driver Saturday as Steven Wayne Epeneter, 34, a drywall carpenter who lived in the 4800 block of Penrose Court in San Diego. His passenger was identified as Noelle Christine Meier, 21, who lived in the 4900 block of September Street and was a student at UC San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989
A transient who frequently greeted Westminster shoppers with a sign asking for money was found dead Tuesday on a makeshift bed of newspapers under an oleander tree on a San Diego Freeway on-ramp. A Caltrans worker spraying ice plant with chemicals spotted the body of the 55-year-old transient, whose last known address was in Long Beach, on the edge of the southbound Westminster Avenue on-ramp about 1:55 p.m. The victim's name was withheld pending notification of family. Authorities speculated that the man had been dead for at least 24 hours and had died of natural causes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in the Sun Valley area, which were shut down after a fatal collision, were open to traffic early Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. A stretch of the freeway near the intersection with the 170 Freeway was cleared late Monday after a fatal collision. The same area was closed until about 4:15 a.m. for planned maintenance by state transportation crews, CHP Officer Alex Rubio said. A victim was struck by at least one vehicle on the busy freeway about 7:35 p.m. Monday, causing a massive traffic jam on the heavily traveled transportation artery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in the Sun Valley area, which were shut down after a fatal collision, were expected to remain closed until early Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said. The accident, which was near the intersection with the 170 Freeway, was cleared late Monday. But the same area was expected to be closed until 5 a.m. because of planned maintenance by state transportation crews, CHP Officer Alex Rubio said.  A victim was struck by at least one vehicle on the busy freeway about 7:40 p.m., causing a massive traffic jam on the heavily traveled transportation artery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway near Sheldon Street in the Sun Valley area were closed Monday night after a fatal collision, the California Highway Patrol said. The lanes were expected to remain closed until around 10 p.m, the agency said. The incident was reported about 7:45 p.m.  Initial reports from officers at the scene stated that a body was lying in the middle of the freeway and may have been hit by more than one vehicle, the CHP said. There were reports that the victim may have been a pedestrian, but that was not immediately clear, according to the agency's Los Angeles traffic management center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
The southbound 405 Freeway from the 101 Freeway to Getty Center Drive in the Sepulveda Pass will close Saturday night for construction. Lane closures will begin at 11 p.m., officials said. All lanes will be blocked by 2 a.m. Sunday. Lanes are scheduled to reopen about 7 a.m. Sepulveda Boulevard will be the suggested detour, but Metro officials warned motorists to expect heavy traffic. Northbound lanes will remain open. The construction is part of the long-running project to add 10 miles of carpool lane on the northbound 405 through the Sepulveda Pass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A big rig flipped over Monday night as it switched from one Los Angeles highway to another, shutting down a major transition road for more than an hour and a half, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP Officer Alex Rubio said the rig, which was towing a second vehicle, overturned on the transition road between the southbound I-5 and the eastbound I-10. No one was injured in the crash. CBS Los Angeles  reported that the vehicle was a tow truck hitched to a cement mixer.  The transition road was closed after the incident, which was reported to the CHP at 7:54 p.m., and was still closed at 9:30.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
All southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at Sherman Way in Van Nuys were closed Wednesday after a crash involving five cars and a big rig shortly before 9:30 a.m., authorities said.  The northbound far left and carpool lanes were also closed. About 40 Los Angeles firefighters responded and had set up a triage area to evaluate crash victims, Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske said. No additional information on the cause of the crash or the nature of the injuries was immediately available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
All southbound lanes were expected to be opened on the 5 Freeway in the Sun Valley area after a huge debris flow shut down traffic in both directions and triggered massive rush-hour jams. The California Highway Patrol said the three of four southbound lanes had been opened and that the fourth lane was expected to be ready for traffic about 9 p.m. Two northbound lanes remained closed and it was not immediately clear when they would be opened, the CHP said. Initially, one southbound lane of the freeway remained open, but a full shutdown near Sunland Boulevard was ordered shortly before 4 p.m. as crews worked to clear the lanes.
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