210 Freeway big rigs crash

The trucks collided on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway just east of Lowell Avenue at about 12:03 a.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. (Courtesy of Eugene Kim / December 17, 2013)

[UPDATE 7:55 a.m.: The California Highway Patrol has reopened all lanes following a fiery crash involving two semi trucks shut down all westbound lanes on the 210 Freeway in La Crescenta early Tuesday.]

Crews scrambled to clean up the debris before rush hour.

The trucks collided on the westbound 210 just east of Lowell Avenue at about 12:03 a.m. "and one became fully engulfed" in flames, California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy told the Los Angeles Times

Cassidy said alcohol was not suspected to have played a role in the crash.

Crews are hoping to have all lanes open by 6:30 a.m., the CHP said.

The Pennsylvania Avenue onramp remains closed, the CHP said. 

-- Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times; Nicole Charky, Web Editor, Times Community News

 

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