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Southbound 710 Freeway closed near Bell after overturned gas tanker ignites
Southbound 710 Freeway closed near Bell after overturned gas tanker ignites

The southbound 710 Freeway near Vernon remained shut down on Sunday night after a gasoline truck earlier in the day overturned and ignited, sending a plume of black smoke that was visible from miles away, authorities said. The overturned truck was reported at 3:27 p.m. on the southbound 710 Freeway near Florence Avenue in Bell, said Cheryl Sims, a supervising dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  The northbound side of the freeway had been closed but reopened shortly after 9:15 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The southbound side of the freeway remained closed "until further notice" at Atlantic and Bandini boulevards, according...

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