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Big rig with 40-foot boat jackknifes on 405 Freeway by Mulholland Drive

August 30, 2012 | 10:10 pm

Map shows area where big rig jackknifed.
A big rig with a 40-foot boat jackknifed Thursday night on the southbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass, forcing authorities to issue a SigAlert for the busy artery.

The accident near Mulholland Drive shut down three lanes on the freeway, the California Highway Patrol said. The alert was expected to be in effect for up to three hours.

In a preliminary report from the scene, a CHP unit said that the big rig may be a military vehicle.

Officers at the scene had requested a tow truck. No other details were immediately available.

[Updated 12:09 a.m.: All lanes are now open, the CHP says]


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Map shows area where accident was reported. Credit: Google Maps