BELL (CBSLA.com) — The southbound 710 Freeway was reopened Monday evening after a tanker truck fire.
The truck filled with gasoline tipped onto its side around 3:30 p.m. Sunday near the Florence Avenue exit in Bell, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The truck, which was carrying 8,800 gallons of gas, fully engulfed in flames, which could be seen for miles.
The truck driver and a passenger were able to exit safely. No other injuries were reported.
Both sides of the freeway were shut down as HazMat crews tried to clean up the debris and gasoline, which stranded some motorists for hours.
All northbound lanes were reopened around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Crews continued to work Monday morning to replace 120 feet of damaged roadway on the southbound side, officials said.
California Highway Patrol reopened all southbound lanes around 4:45 p.m. Monday.