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Big-rig crash closes 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights

November 8, 2010 |  9:13 pm

The 60 Freeway was closed in both directions Monday night at the Azusa Avenue overpass in Hacienda Heights after a crash between two semi-trucks.

A big rig carrying animal feed and another carrying textiles, including tires, collided shortly after 8 p.m., resulting in a fire, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Frank Reynoso.

The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes and neither driver was injured, he said.

Emergency personnel were clearing the contents out of the trucks and cleaning up the scene, Reynoso said. The contents of the trucks were not hazardous, he said.

Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions. The freeway would not reopen, officials said, until the CHP and Caltrans determined that the overpass and roadway were not damaged. Reynoso cautioned that the Tuesday morning commute could be affected by the accident and resulting investigation.

-- Abby Sewell