Big-Rig Crash on 405 Snarls West L.A. Commute

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Traffic was snarled on the 405 Freeway in West L.A. on Friday morning after a big rig and a second vehicle collided, spilling diesel fuel across the roadway.

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A crash and diesel fuel spill snarled traffic on the northbound 405 Freeway.

The collision happened just after 6 a.m. on the northbound 405 between Waterford Street and Sepulveda Boulevard.

More than 700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled across about two miles of highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The three right lanes were blocked at Montana Avenue, backing up traffic for miles.

All lanes were reopened as of about 9:45 a.m.

The connector from the I-10 West to the 405 North was also shut down, as were the Santa Monica Boulevard onramps and Wilshire Boulevard onramps and offramps.

Traffic was heavy on surface streets in the area, including Sepulveda Boulevard and Beverly Glen.

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