A crash between multiple vehicles, including one big rig, has shut down all lanes but one on the Golden State (5) Freeway at Buena Vista Street in Burbank.
Update at 6:35 p.m. Two northbound lanes have now been re-opened, along with the one southbound.
A collision involving a big rig and multiple vehicles has shut down all lanes but one on the Golden State (5) Freeway at Buena Vista Street in Burbank and resulted in a fuel spill, says Christian Cracraft of the California Highway Patrol.
*Traffic Collision* SB 5 Fy x Hollywood Wy. Big Rig into center divider. All lanes possibly closed. Media contact = Burbank FD. ^ES— LAFD (@LAFD) August 25, 2012
CHP says one southbound lane has been opened, but rush hour traffic has still ground to a halt. Thousands of cars have backed up about three miles in either direction, <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Southbound-5-Freeway-Traffic-LA-Crash-Burbank-167389655.html">according to NBC LA</a>.
The crash reportedly occured when a semi-truck hit the center divider and spilled diesel fuel across all lanes. CHP says that hazmat crews are en route to the scene.
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