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Crews repair big pothole on 405 Freeway that flattened tires

Construction crews have repaired a drainage grate that came loose on the 405 Freeway, damaging the tires of nearly a dozen cars moving through the Sepulveda Pass, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said Wednesday.

Workers were called about 8 p.m. Tuesday to a northbound lane of the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass, where the 3-foot by 2-foot grate had come dislodged, said Metro spokesman Marc Littman. The grate fell several inches into an inlet, creating a major pothole for those who tried to drive over it.

Ten cars sustained tire damage, Littman said. The work was performed on a section of the 405 where Metro is adding a northbound carpool lane and widening three bridges.

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