GORMAN (CBSLA) — The northbound 5 Freeway at the 138 in Gorman was closed well into the evening Wednesday after at least two big rigs crashed, spilling a corrosive material into lanes.
The crash was first reported at about 3 a.m. between two big rigs, one of which spilled hay bales onto the freeway. The second big rig crashed into the hay bales, according to the California Highway Patrol.
All northbound lanes were shut down after the crash, and authorities diverted traffic off the freeway at Smokey Bear. The Templin Highway onramp to the northbound 5 Freeway was also shut down. Southbound lanes remained open.
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A hazmat team was called in to clean up organic acid that spilled onto lanes. All northbound 5 Freeway lanes at Parker remain closed, while one left lane is open at the 138 Freeway.
The northbound lanes were reopened at 7 p.m.