Big Rig Hangs Over Side of Connector From 710 to 60 in East L.A., Causing Closure During Wet Commute

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Officials had to close the 710 and 60 Freeway interchange in East Los Angeles during Wednesday's wet morning commute due to a big rig that ended up hanging over the side of the connector bridge.

A big rig hangs over a ramp connecting the 710 and 60 freeways in East Los Angeles amid rain on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
A big rig hangs over a ramp connecting the 710 and 60 freeways in East Los Angeles amid rain on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

The crash happened around 4 a.m. on the northbound 710 connector to the 60, according to the California Highway Patrol's incident log.

It's unclear how the semitruck, which was carrying loads of potatoes and onions, slammed through the railing.

The truck had been removed by around 10:25 a.m., but the connector remained closed for about an hour and 20 more minutes as crews worked on repairing the rail and replacing the light pole that was knocked over in the crash, according to Caltrans.

The interchange reopened by around 11:45 a.m.

Authorities did not report any injuries.

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