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Truck collision could close eastbound 10 Freeway for 3 hours

August 7, 2012 |  8:45 am

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A rush-hour collision of a big rig and small tanker truck has closed the eastbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash about 7:20 a.m. caused diesel fuel to spill across all eastbound lanes of the 10 just west of the 605 near Baldwin Park Boulevard, forcing the closure of the roadway, along with the southbound connector from the 605 to the 10, a CHP spokesman said.

Officer Ming Hsu said the freeway could be closed for up to three hours.

Two people, including the driver of the big rig, were injured in the collision.

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Photo: Stranded motorists wait out the delay on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park on Tuesday morning. Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times

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