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.READ MORE: Verbal Dispute Ends Up In Car-to-Car Shooting, Leaving One Man Injured In Long Beach
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.Off-Duty Delta Flight Attendant Becomes Unruly, Forcing Plane From LA To Atlanta To Land In Oklahoma City
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.Woman, 30, Suffering From Depression Goes Missing In Canyon Country
California Highway Patrol reopened all southbound lanes around 4:45 p.m. Monday.