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Friday, August 1, 2014

I-5 South reopens in Norwalk after big rig fire


August 1, 2014


 A big rig fire shut down southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Norwalk on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

The southbound 5 Freeway in Norwalk was shut down for several hours Friday morning due to a big rig fire, creating a traffic nightmare for morning commuters.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire was reported around 5:35 a.m. just south of Florence Avenue.

The truck was carrying thread used to make carpet. It's unknown what caused the fire.

All southbound lanes were closed shortly after the crash, and traffic was backed up for miles. The freeway finally reopened just after 10 a.m., according to the CHP.