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To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Gov. Brown Declares Emergency For July LA Freeway Damage

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/20/gov-brown-declares-emergency-for-july-la-freeway-damage/

September 20, 2013

 (credit: Art Barron/CBS2)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than two months after a tanker truck crash and subsequent fire damaged an LA freeway interchange, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency to free up funding to finish repairs.

The governor issued the declaration Friday for the July 13 crash when a truck flipped, spilled its gasoline and caught fire at a tunnel-like underpass connecting State Route 2 with Interstate 5 near Glendale.

The fire ignited nearby brush, and 7,500 gallons of gasoline flowed into the LA River and underground systems. No one was injured.

Brown’s declaration said the repairs are beyond the control of local agencies. It makes the project eligible for special federal funding.

Such declarations usually come closer to actual events like flooding or wildfires, but at times come later during recovery