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Caltrans officials on the status of the 5 Freeway closure




Construction crews work on the I-5 underpass Sunday where a tanker flipped and caught fire on Saturday, July 13. Caltrans said Monday that all northbound lanes of the freeway will remain closed until Tuesday, as will two southbound lanes at the underpass connecting I-5 and State Route 2.
Construction crews work on the I-5 underpass Sunday where a tanker flipped and caught fire on Saturday, July 13. Caltrans said Monday that all northbound lanes of the freeway will remain closed until Tuesday, as will two southbound lanes at the underpass connecting I-5 and State Route 2.
Stephanie O'Neill/ KPCC

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On Saturday, a tanker truck traveling on the 5 and 2 freeway interchange blew a tire, crashed and set the structure ablaze. Today transportation officials are dealing with the aftermath of the fiery crash, which killed three people.

The crash has forced the indefinite closure of all northbound lanes and two southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway. Caltrans officials have not reported when traffic will get back to normal, leaving thousands of drivers looking for an alternative 

That's where Aram Sahakian comes in. He oversees special traffic operations for the Los Angeles' Department of Transportation.