Thousands of beach-bound motorists seeking relief from near-record temperatures on Sunday instead baked on the 10 Freeway after a multi-vehicle accident closed the westbound lanes for more than an hour.
The freeway was closed at Cloverfield Boulevard moments after a five-car crash, causing backups as well on nearby roads.
Westbound traffic had backed up to Fairfax Avenue. The 405 Freeway interchange was also clogged. The freeway was reopened at 1 p.m.
-- Julie Cart