Big Rig Crash Prompts Closure of Northbound 5 Freeway in Glendale Area

GLENDALE (CNS) - A crash involving an overturned big rig today blocked the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway north of the Ventura (134) Freeway in the Glendale area for nearly two hours.

The crash was reported shortly after 11 a.m. near the Western Avenue offramp from the northbound 5 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was unclear if anyone was hurt.

The northbound freeway lanes were closed in the area while crews worked to clear the scene, an effort that continued until about 12:50 p.m., when three lanes were reopened, the CHP reported.

The circumstances of the crash were under investigation.

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