Part of the Long Beach (710) Freeway was closed for hours early Wednesday morning when two big rig trucks crashed, dumping fuel and giant rolls of paper onto the road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The collision happened at about 12:45AM on Wednesday, January 13, on the southbound 710 Freeway just south of the San Diego (405) Freeway, CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said.
There were no known injuries but the crash resulted in a fuel spill of about 100 gallons onto the freeway, he said, and three giant rolls of paper—each weighing several thousand pounds—spilled from one of the trucks.
A Caltrans crew arrived at the scene to clean up the fuel, and a forklift was called to move the rolls.
“The crash shut down two of three freeway lanes at that particular location,” Villalobos said.
The No. 1 lane was the only open lane for a few hours. The freeway was cleared at 5:33AM after CHP officials declared a SigAlert at 1:12AM.
The crash remained under CHP investigation.
3:11 AM SIGALERT UPDATE IN LONG BEACH: SB I-710 NORTH OF I-405 THE #2,3 LANES ARE BLOCKED UNTIL 0400 HOURS DUE TO A BIG RIG COLLISION
— CHP Southern Div. (@CHPsouthern) January 13, 2016
City News Service contributed to this report.
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