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101 Freeway closed by multi-vehicle big-rig accident [Updated]

February 1, 2011 |  6:52 am

Click-here-for-an-interactive-map-showing-the-location-of-the-accident The 101 Freeway eastbound was closed in Studio City on Tuesday morning after a big rig hit the center divider.

According to the L.A. Fire Department, multiple lanes on the 101 at Laurel Canyon Boulevard were blocked after the big rig hit other vehicles. The LAFD said 20 firefighters were on scene and that one person was seriously injured.

The California Highway Patrol said eastbound lanes of the 101 were closed just before the 170/134 interchange. It was unclear when the accident would be cleared.

Witnesses said traffic had come to a complete halt. [Updated at 7:11 a.m.: The CHP says only one lane is open on the 101 and that accident won't be cleared until after 9 a.m.]

[Updated at 11:32 a.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly labled the 134 Freeway as the 136 Freeway.]


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Photo: A California Highway Patrol officer surveys the damage after a big rig collided with a passenger vehicle. Credit: Shawn Kaye