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I-5 reopens in LA after crash spills cheese

A big rig crash early Friday left the heavily traveled I-5 littered with the cargo of cheese and the burned wreckage of the tractor and trailer and forced a major diversion of traffic during the morning rush.
A big rig crash early Friday left the heavily traveled I-5 littered with the cargo of cheese and the burned wreckage of the tractor and trailer and forced a major diversion of traffic during the morning rush.
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All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles have reopened about eight hours after a fiery big-rig crash left the major route covered in wreckage and a spilled load of shredded cheese.

The tractor-trailer crashed into a guardrail and a bridge support around 3:40 a.m. Friday and burst into flames.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the driver was taken to a hospital but was in good condition.

Caltrans crews had to clean up mounds of cheese packages and spilled diesel fuel before the freeway could be reopened.

This story has been updated.