FIRE LATEST: Thousands More Flee As Thomas Fire Flares Up Closures And Evacuations Live Blog | Listen Live | Full Coverage #CBSLAHelps: CBSLA teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for victims of the Southern California firestorms. Click Here to donate! You can also text CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to learn more. Celebrity Guests | Full Recap

BELL GARDENS ( — A big rig crash has sent 1,500 gallons of liquid asphalt onto the northbound 710 Freeway in Bell Gardens.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m., near the Florence Avenue exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The spill has prompted the complete closure of the northbound side of the freeway as hazmat crews attempt to mop up the asphalt, which has started to solidify.

The big rig tank involved in the collision can carry up to 7,800 gallons of liquid asphalt.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles
Plan Your Trip

Watch & Listen LIVE