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Spilled gravel causes SCV traffic delays

Posted: January 28, 2014 12:08 p.m.
Updated: January 28, 2014 12:08 p.m.

Barricades block the truck transition lanes from the South bound Interstate 5 Freeway to the Antelope Valley Freeway due a gravel spill further south on the 5 freeway snarling traffic on Tuesday morning. Signal photo by Dan Watson.

 

A gravel truck spilled its load of gravel Tuesday morning, prompting lane closures and a traffic backup in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a truck travelling southbound on the freeway dropped a load of gravel that spilled across three lanes near Highway 14, according to the CHP.

There were no traffic collisions and no injuries as a result of the spill, the CHP officer said.

The spilled gravel spread across three truck lanes of the interstate in front of the truck tunnels.

CHP officers diverted traffic around the cleanup efforts, restricting southbound traffic through Calgrove Boulevard.

By 11 a.m., all lanes were open to traffic, the CHP officer said.

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Comments

bobforte: Posted: January 28, 2014 3:04 p.m.

"The spilled gravel spread across three truck lanes of the interstate in front of the truck tunnels." OK, is the front of the tunnels on the other side because I don't see any gravel.

"CHP officers diverted traffic around the cleanup efforts, restricting southbound traffic through Calgrove Boulevard." So did the gravel move before Calgrove? The tunnels are after Calgrove.


ricketzz: Posted: January 29, 2014 7:10 a.m.

Name of company operating the gravel truck? Name of driver? Why doesn't the paper give names?


michael: Posted: January 29, 2014 8:28 a.m.

ricketzz. It's obvious CEMEX!


bbcalvin: Posted: January 29, 2014 8:37 a.m.

Not relevant to the story.


Carlitos: Posted: January 29, 2014 4:49 p.m.

No, Cemex isn't open yet. This was non-Cemex gravel being brought in on the freeways because Cemex is not open. If you don't want the Cemex mine: Get used to trucks, smog and spills suckers!


michael: Posted: January 29, 2014 5:10 p.m.

Oh yes, let's use this one incident to promote the anti CEMEX agenda. The city has no business wasting taxpayer money to regulate CEMEX. Even Mr. Kellar made his free enterprise speech at last night council meeting, yet he enjoys his many trips to DC to fight CEMEX. Which is it!


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: January 30, 2014 11:30 p.m.

Carlitos wrote: "If you don't want the Cemex mine: Get used to trucks, smog and spills suckers!"

Now THERE is some logic that defies logic. Real Alice in Wonderland stuff....


Carlitos: Posted: January 30, 2014 4:37 a.m.

Actually, there is a constant need for sand and gravel. If you don't have the local mine then you will have more trucks bringing it in from further away. And more miles equals more smog and accidents. Sorry if I confused you with multiple syllables. Maybe you should just look at pictures. --edited.


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: January 30, 2014 11:44 a.m.

Carlitos: As opposed to a CONSTANT stream of trucks loading up and getting on the 14 freeway, seven days a week?? Get real, baby Carl.


Carlitos: Posted: January 31, 2014 5:10 a.m.

Get real? Haven't you noticed the truck lane construction on I5 (where this spill happened), the 126 Commerce interchange construction, and the repaving/reconstruction on I5 in the Grapevine? All that construction requires constant building materials and it is delivered by trucks. Have your head examined by a proctologist.


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: January 31, 2014 10:20 a.m.

Carlitos: YOU should visit the proctologist... he may find your head buried in there with all the other waste matter.


Carlitos: Posted: January 31, 2014 11:41 a.m.

Eggbert, to bad we can't make roads with the rocks in your head. Sounds like you have excess pea gravel rolling around in there.


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: January 31, 2014 12:48 p.m.

Sorry for hurting your feelings "little carl." I'll watch for you and your push broom sweeping up the 14.



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