Multivehicle crash prompts closure of southbound 5 Freeway in Downey

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Emergency crews responded to a multivehicle crash that prompted officials to temporarily close the southbound side of the 5 Freeway through Downey Friday morning.

The crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m. at Lakewood Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.

It was unclear what caused the collision, which sent debris onto the freeway and prompted a SigAlert to be issued for all southbound lanes.

No word on the condition of any drivers or passengers involved in the crash was immediately available.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed emergency crews working at the scene about 6:30 a.m.

Traffic backed up as a result of the crash appeared to extend to the downtown area, video showed. Some slowing was also visible in the northbound lanes.

The southbound lanes were reopened by 8 a.m.

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