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Overturned big rig tangles traffic on 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock

April 2, 2010 |  7:59 am

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An overturned big rig on the westbound 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock turned the usually easy Good Friday commute into an exercise in frustration for many drivers.

The truck overturned about 5:20 a.m. west of Figueroa Street, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

An ambulance responded to the scene, but it was unclear if the driver was injured.

The truck came to a halt on the right shoulder and slow lane of the134 Freeway and lay across two lanes for at least two hours as crews worked to remove the wreckage.

Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.

Commuters were encouraged to use the Foothill Freeway to the north and then cut back down on the Glendale Freeway. The CHP said the 134 Freeway could be closed for a couple more hours.

-- Richard Winton

Photo: The overturned big rig on the westbound 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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