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Eastbound 118 Freeway reopened after closure due to accident [Updated]

The eastbound 118 Freeway was closed at Woodley Avenue due to a jackknifed big-rig truck that was leaking oil. The incident was causing gridlock in the Grenada Hills area. [Updated at 12:01 p.m.: The freeway has reopened.]

The accident occurred on the 118 just east of the 405 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Cars were being slowly escorted off the freeway at Woodley Avenue, and nearby surface streets were quickly filling up with traffic.

Motorists coming from the West Valley and Ventura County could take the 101 Freeway as an alternate.

-- Shelby Grad

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Spelling is incorrect; Granada Hills. This is embarassing; aren't you a newspaper?

Closing the freeway is better than having a pile up.

It's Granada Hills!

Granada Hills, perhaps?

At what time did this accident happen?


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