Rain causes flooding, crashes on Southland roads
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) —
Rain caused flooding and crashes across Southern California roads, creating traffic hazards for commuters on Friday.
A clogged storm drain was to blame for flooding on the northbound 5 Freeway at Atlantic Boulevard in Commerce around 5:30 a.m. The far left lane was flooded out, causing traffic to back up from the 605 Freeway.
The crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. near the Irwindale Avenue exit. All eastbound lanes were closed, but CHP opened the shoulder to let cars through.
One of the semi-trucks was hauling two trailers, one of which overturned and spilled gravel all over the roadways.
210 EB UPDATE: Gravel truck overturns at 605/210, minor injuries – CHP has opened the right shoulder; heavy traffic. pic.twitter.com/JRL435vgfH
— Marc Cota-Robles (@ABC7MarcCR) May 8, 2015
Officials said the cleanup could take as long as two hours.
One person was transported with minor injuries.
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