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60 Freeway in City of Industry reopens after air canisters rupture

September 10, 2012 |  1:38 pm

The eastbound 60 Freeway was briefly shut down at the 605 Freeway in Industry Monday after two compressed air canisters ruptured on a truck, sending one canister onto the 605 and another into a neighborhood, officials said.

The second canister possibly struck a house, said Sgt. Dan Jackson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Industry station. No injuries have been reported, although a few homes on Cambray Drive were evacuated as a precaution.

Transition roads from both the northbound and southbound 605 onto the eastbound 60 were also briefly closed, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada.

It was not immediately clear what caused the tanks to rupture but Jackson said there was nothing poisonous inside.

"It's just compressed air — no chemicals, nothing dangerous," he said.


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