3 Traffic Nightmares
Three huge incidents close local freeways
The California Highway Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle collision on the 14 freeway near Avenue B in Lancaster. The collision was severe, and around 2:00pm Tuesday afternoon the CHP closed down the 14 freeway.
The scene of the accident is very large. Two people have so far been confirmed dead, and two people have been deemed critical.
Twelve vehicles were involved.
The accident is being blamed on high winds in the area that are causing "brown outs." This is where the wind blows dirt particles into the air makes visibility near impossible.
And a big rig crash on the Southbound I-5 had all southbound lanes shut down. The big rig spilled oil onto the roadway and had a major impact on traffic. At 5pm Monday, all lanes were reopened and traffic resumed moving through the area.
Also another incident in Los Angeles had traffic coming to a standstill.
The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced that a Department of Water and Power (DWP) 36-inch water main break caused the closure of northbound and southbound Sepulveda Boulevard at Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. Estimated duration of the closure is approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The westbound I-105 freeway off-ramp at northbound Sepulveda Boulevard remains open – and traffic is being diverted to Century Boulevard in order to help facilitate Los Angeles International Airport traffic.
Sepulveda Boulevard traffic is being detoured east and west onto Imperial Highway.
Signs are posted and flaggers are on site to assist motorists. Traffic delays may be experienced.