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.

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.

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.


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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.