5 Freeway Fully Reopens in Glendale After Cement Truck Overturns

A SigAlert was cancelled and all lanes were reopened after a cement truck overturned on the southbound 5 Freeway in Glendale Monday morning, causing a massive traffic backup during the rush-hour morning commute.

crashThe crash occurred just after 8 a.m. near the Colorado Street on-ramp to the southbound 5 Freeway (map), according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log.

One person became trapped as a result of the crash, according to the incident log.

Rescue crews were able to get to the trapped person, apparently the driver, and pull them out of the truck at about 8:20 a.m., aerial video from Sky5 showed.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, according to Eric Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A SigAlert was issued at about 8:30 a.m. for the two, three and four lanes, as well as the Colorado Street on-ramp until further notice, according to the incident log.

A single line of cars was slowly able to move by the crash site in the far left lane, video showed.

The SigAlert was canceled around 10:40 a.m. and all lanes and the Colorado Street on-ramp were reopened, according to a tweet from the CHP.

The Glendale Fire Department assisted in the incident, Scott said.


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