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5 Freeway reopens after big-rig accident near Elysian Park

All lanes of the 5 Freeway near Elysian Park were reopened Tuesday morning after a big rig hit the center divider and caught fire, backing up traffic for miles during the early commute.

Authorities reopened the freeway shortly after 7:30 a.m., said Officer Monica Posada of the California Highway Patrol.

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Traffic delays are still expected in the area around Fletcher Drive on the southbound side and Stadium Way on the northbound side.

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-- Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times


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