EYLSIAN PARK (CBSLA.com) — All lanes of the Golden State (5) Freeway near Dodger Stadium were open Tuesday morning as workers continued to repair a Glendale (2) Freeway connector tunnel that was damaged in a fiery tanker crash over the weekend.
The northbound lanes were reopened around 11 p.m. Monday, while the southbound lanes were cleared for cars around 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Caltrans officials said.
Caltrans was able to open the connector from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 early Monday morning.
The freeway was closed around 10:30 a.m. Saturday when a fuel truck blew out a tire in the tunnel.
The big rig, which was hauling more than 8,500 gallons of fuel, burst into flames upon impact and caused structural damage to the tunnel and 5 Freeway above.
Officials also said thousands of gallons of fuel spilled into storm drains and into the L.A. River.