Several Southbound 5 Freeway Lanes Closed in Commerce After Fire

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Several lanes on the 5 Freeway in Commerce were closed July 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

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One lane of the southbound 5 Freeway reopened in the City of Commerce on Tuesday morning, more than five hours after a fire broke out along a riverbed and snarled traffic on both sides of the busy roadway.

Three lanes remained closed around 6:45 a.m. and it was unclear when they would reopen, the California Highway Patrol said.

The northbound 5 Freeway was reopened just before 5 a.m.

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the blaze near the Slauson Avenue exit just after 11:30 p.m. Monday, said Dispatch Supervisor Ray Dong.

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