Tanker fire: Portions of 60 Freeway reopen
Eastbound lanes of the freeway reopened at San Gabriel Boulevard but remained closed between the 710 Freeway and Paramount Boulevard, according to a CHP report.
Westbound lanes reopened at Garfield Avenue but remain closed between Rosemead Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue.
The freeway was closed Wednesday after a big rig carrying 8,800 gallons of gasoline caught fire while heading east on the freeway and came to a stop under the Paramount Boulevard overpass.
Work crews hired by Caltrans are demolishing the bridge over the eastbound lanes. A determination on whether to demolish the bridge over westbound lanes will come later Friday. Caltrans officials said the freeway will fully reopen Saturday at the earliest.
-- Sam Quinones
Photo: Crews work Thursday to clear the damaged bridge over the 60 Freeway. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times