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5 Freeway reopens after big-rig accident

January 15, 2013 |  8:06 am

Approximate location of crash shown in blue.

All lanes of the 5 Freeway near Elysian Park were reopened Tuesday morning after a big rig hit the center divider and caught fire, backing up traffic for miles during the early commute.

Authorities reopened the freeway shortly after 7:30 a.m., said Officer Monica Posada of the California Highway Patrol.

Traffic delays are still expected in the area around Fletcher Drive on the southbound side and Stadium Way on the northbound side.

The closure was prompted at 3:16 a.m. when the big rig crashed into the center divider. No injuries were reported in the accident.

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Map: Approximate location of crash shown in blue. Credit: Google Maps

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