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All Lanes Of 5 Freeway Reopened After 1,000 Gallons Of Asphalt Spilled From Semi-Truck

GORMAN (CBSLA) — All lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway south of Highway 138 near Gorman were reopened Saturday afternoon after Caltrans shut down all lanes Saturday morning when about 1,000 gallons of asphalt spilled from a semi-truck tanker.

At approximately 4:22 a.m., California Highway Patrol responded to a call of a semi-truck with a tanker full of asphalt that had spilled into traffic lanes on northbound 5 south of State Route 138, south of Gorman in Los Angeles county.

At 5:30 a.m., the CHP said the snapped trailer was blocking the northbound No. 4 lane of traffic as well as the right shoulder of the highway.

The CHP reported at 6:48 a.m. that all northbound lanes of traffic would be shut down for at least three hours.

By 1:22 p.m., one lane out of four had reopened but drivers were advised to continue to avoid that area and use alternate routes as clean-up continues.

Traffic was being diverted to eastbound SR-138, then to either turn either WB SR-138 or to Gorman Post Rd. back to NB to I-5.

At 3:15 p.m., all lanes were reopened and Caltrans advised, "Please drive safely to your destination."

No injuries were reported.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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