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Friday, February 28, 2014

Big rig overturns on 5 North in Glendale


By Hanna Chu and Darsha Philips, February 28, 2014

A big rig overturned on the northbound 5 Freeway at Western Avenue in Glendale, blocking lanes for hours. 

The accident was reported at 3:32 a.m. Friday just past the connector road to State Route 134. Only one lane was open due to the crash, causing traffic to back-up quickly.

The big rig driver was not hurt, and no other vehicles were involved. The California Highway Patrol said rain was likely a factor in the crash.

 The rain-slick roads caused trouble for drivers across the Southland. On the eastbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena, a big rig jackknifed in a tunnel, and then another car coming around a blind turn into the tunnel slammed into the semi-truck.

No injuries were reported in the accident, and rain was blamed as the cause of the crash.