STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) – A motorist was arrested in connection with a crash on the 101 Freeway in Studio City that involved a semi-truck and car, which caused a portion of the highway to close for several hours.

All lanes of the 101 northbound between Tujunga Avenue and Laurel Canyon Boulevard were shut down Saturday morning, backing up traffic to Vineland Avenue.

The crash occurred around 2:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol, after storms made for slick conditions on the roads.

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Crews spent hours spreading sand on the freeway to clean up a fuel spill caused after the big rig crashed.

It was not immediately known which vehicle the arrested person was driving, or what was the potential charge.

The freeway reopened around 9:15 a.m.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


  1. Better wear those safety vests, cuz you can be replaced within a mattet of seconds….

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