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Interstate 5 Reopens After Big Rig Jackknifes In Griffith Park

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GRIFFITH PARK (CBSLA.com) — A jackknifed big rig prompted the closure of Interstate 5 in both directions for four hours Thursday morning.

The southbound side of the freeway was reopened around 6:30 a.m. and all lanes were reopened by 7:15 a.m.

The crash, which was reported just before 2:30 a.m. north of Colorado Street near the 134 Freeway, sent chunks of concrete into southbound lanes.

Roughly 20 vehicles sustained damage, including flat tires, from the debris, according to CHP Officer Anthony Martin.

The big rig also leaked 60 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway, Glendale Fire Department Battalion Chief Tom Propst said.

No injuries were reported.

Rainy weather may have contributed to the crash, officials said.

There were several other Sig Alerts reported Thursday morning, including a deadly crash on the 134 Freeway and another jackknifed big on the 210 Freeway.

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