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Stretch of Route 138 in Gorman remains closed after multi-vehicle crash on black ice [updated]

December 30, 2010 |  9:16 am

A stretch of Route 138 near Interstate 5 in Gorman was closed Thursday as crews worked to upright an overturned big rig that was in a multi-truck crash the night before, authorities said.

Los Angeles County firefighters responded about 11:40 p.m. after several big rigs skidded on black ice, crashed and overturned, causing fuel to spill onto the roadway, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol.

Three people were transported to a local hospital but the extent of their injuries was unknown, Jacobs said.

Crews began to clean the road and right the trucks around midnight, but a three-mile section of Route 138 is closed in both directions from Gorman Post Road to the Ridge Route until the last big rig can be moved, Jacobs said.

[Updated: 12:30: All lanes were reopened shorlty after 11 a.m., Jacobs said.]

Jacobs added that driving fast over black ice probably caused the accident.

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