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710 Freeway reopens following hours-long closure prompted by truck overturning, spilling antifreeze

710 Freeway reopens following hours-long closure prompted by truck overturning, spilling antifreeze
A tanker truck crashed and turned onto its side, spilling antifreeze onto the southbound 710 Freeway in East Los Angeles on Nov. 15. (OnScene.TV)

A stretch of the 710 Freeway in East Los Angeles, which had been closed for several hours after a tanker truck overturned early Thursday, has reopened.

The incident occurred about 1:45 a.m. on the southbound portion of the highway, just north of the 5 Freeway. The truck began spilling antifreeze onto the road, and crews arrived at the scene to clean it up, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Two lanes of the freeway reopened about 9:20 a.m., and authorities cleared the rest of the roadway shortly before 1 p.m.

It is not clear whether the truck’s driver was injured in the crash.

1 p.m.: This article was updated with the reopening of the freeway.

10:40 a.m.: This article was updated with the reopening of some lanes.

This article was originally published at 6:25 a.m.

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