Crash involving 8 big rigs snarls traffic in Newhall Pass
An accident early Tuesday involving as many as eight big rigs and a spill of 400 gallons of diesel fuel led to a Sigalert on southbound 5 Freeway near Highway 14 in the Newhall Pass, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The accident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in a truck tunnel on the southbound 5, according to a CHP report. There was rain and slick roads in the area at the time of the accident and they may have may been a contributing factor, KTLA reported.
There was no word on any injuries, though at least one driver was trapped in his truck, officials said.
The truck route on the southbound 5 was closed, and several tow trucks were headed to the scene to help with the removal of the rigs involved, the CHP reported.
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Photo: At least eight big rigs collided in two separate crashes on the southbound 5 Freeway truck route connector from the southbound 14 Freeway in the Newhall Pass. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times