405 Fwy Fully Open in North Hills After Big Rig Crash Prompts Lane Closures

The southbound 405 Freeway through North Hills was fully open again after a crash that left a big rig partially overturned and another vehicle on its side prompted the California Highway Patrol to shut down lanes for hours on Monday as the morning commute was underway.

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Crews were cleaning up on June 2, 2014 after a big rig carrying sand collided with another car and overturned. (Credit: KTLA)

The collision, which involved a 40 ton-big rig carrying a load of sand and a sedan, occurred on the 405 freeway just south of Devonshire Street around 5:20 a.m., according to the CHP’s incident log.

A SigAlert was issued by the CHP at 5:40 a.m. as crews worked to get the truck upright and clean up sand that had spilled on the roadway.

The two right lanes of the southbound freeway were closed for nearly four hours, leaving just two southbound lanes open during rush-hour. The SigAlert was canceled around 9:20 a.m.

An investigation into the crash was underway.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.

KTLA’s Vera Jimenez contributed to this report.


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