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All jammed up after big rig flips on freeway

Highway 14 collision shuts down three lanes, causes delays

Posted: February 27, 2009 1:03 a.m.
Updated: February 27, 2009 4:55 a.m.

An overturned tractor trailer closed three lanes of traffic for five hours Thursday. California Highway Patrol officers and Los Angeles County firefighters worked to restore order and all lanes were reopened by mid-afternoon.

 
An overturned tractor trailer shut down three lanes of traffic on south bound side of Highway 14 for more than five hours, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

The big rig flipped on its side north of the Via Princessa exit at 7:34 a.m., Officer Anthony Martin said.

CHP officers and Los Angeles County firefighters arrived just before 8 a.m. and three lanes were shut down by 9:16 a.m., Martin said.

Traffic backed up as motorists were restricted to the far left lane and carpool lane, Martin said.

The driver of the truck escaped unscathed, said Inspector Sam Padilla, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

CHP reopened all the southbound lanes by 2:37 p.m., Martin said.

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