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118 Freeway lanes reopen in Granada Hills after hours-long closure

118 Freeway lanes reopen in Granada Hills after hours-long closure
Rescue crews pull the driver from an overturned big rig on the 118 Freeway in Granada Hills early Monday. (KTLA)

A stretch of the eastbound 118 Freeway in Granada Hills reopened Monday afternoon after a nearly seven-hour closure following a crash that caused a big rig to overturn.

The truck flipped near Woodley Avenue shortly before 6 a.m., blocking four lanes of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Two people were taken to a hospital for treatment, the CHP said. The extent of their injuries was not immediately available nor was the cause of the crash.

Video from the scene showed crews trying to extricate the driver of the overturned truck. Morning commuters were backed up for several miles as authorities investigated the crash.

The CHP initially expected several lanes to be blocked until about 7 a.m. However, the agency later said the closure would last about four more hours — until roughly 11 a.m. Authorities extended the closure again later in the morning. The freeway reopened shortly before 1 p.m.

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