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Bus, tanker crash ties up westbound 210 Freeway

March 30, 2010 |  7:24 am

A multiple-vehicle crash on the westbound 210 Freeway was causing a traffic headache Tuesday morning for commuters making their way through the Pasadena area.

A commuter bus with no passengers collided with a gasoline tanker and at least one other vehicle about 5:55 a.m. just west of Sierra Madre Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.

The three right lanes and the Sierra Madre Boulevard on-ramp were blocked by the wreckage and at least one person was injured and taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, Kimball said.

Authorities advised commuters to avoid the westbound 210 in the area for most of the morning, saying the accident could block traffic for up to four hours.

--Tony Barboza

Photo: Officials work around an MTA bus, a tanker truck and a passenger vehicle that crashed on the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times