Freeway closed after big-rig spills liquid asphalt

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Updated: 11/20/2012 8:15 am

BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California freeway lanes have been shut down for more than nine hours because a big-rig hauling liquid asphalt flipped and spilled its 1,500 gallons of goo.

The truck overturned during a multi-vehicle crash in northbound lanes of Interstate 710 at about 8:30 p.m. Monday and the freeway closure continued into the Tuesday morning commuter rush.

KNX radio says highway crews were still cleaning up the mess at 5:30 a.m. and there's no estimate on when the freeway lanes will reopen.

Three people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the Bell Gardens crash about 10 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

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Information from: KNX-AM, http://www.knx1070.com/


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