Two lanes of 5 Freeway to reopen, but fire caused major damage

Caltrans announced that two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway will reopen later this afternoon for the first time since a tanker truck fire at the freeway’s junction with the 2 Freeway on Saturday.

But officials said they are still not sure when all lanes in the interchange will reopen. Officials said the tunnel where the tanker caught fire suffered serious structural damage.
The closure of the northbound 5 Freeway — a major north-south route — has jammed traffic.

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Laura Nelson and Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times

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