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Eastbound lanes of 60 Freeway reopened after a crash involving two big-rig trucks

November 9, 2010 |  8:15 am

60FRWY Two lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights were reopened early Tuesday, after a crash involving two big-rig trucks Monday night.

The carpool and two interior lanes remain closed, but may be opened as soon as 8:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. All westbound lanes are open.

The crash closed the freeway in both directions Monday night at the Azusa Avenue overpass. Caltrans engineers were on scene Tuesday and were checking if the fire from the crash compromised the integrity of the overpass, CHP officials said.

A big rig carrying animal feed and another carrying textiles collided shortly after 8 p.m., resulting in the 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.

-- Stephen Ceasar and Abby Sewell

Photo: Two lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights were reopened early Tuesday, more than eight hours after two big rigs collided. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times