BELL GARDENS (CBSLA.com) — The Long Beach (710) Freeway has been fully reopened following a big rig crash on Monday night.
Southbound lanes of the freeway reopened at 1:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
Two of the four northbound lanes were reopened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the CHP. The entire freeway was reopened around 8 a.m.
Crews had been working since around 8:30 p.m. Monday to clean up 1,500 gallons of liquid asphalt that spilled onto the roadway after the big rig crashed near the Florence Avenue exit.
Some of the asphalt did make it into a storm drain.
Three people suffered minor injuries in the accident, the CHP said.