GORMAN (CBSLA) — All lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway south of Highway 138 near Gorman were reopened Saturday afternoon after Caltrans shut down all lanes Saturday morning when about 1,000 gallons of asphalt spilled from a semi-truck tanker.
At approximately 4:22 a.m., California Highway Patrol responded to a call of a semi-truck with a tanker full of asphalt that had spilled into traffic lanes on northbound 5 south of State Route 138, south of Gorman in Los Angeles county.READ MORE: Goldstein Investigates: Scammers Going Old School In Attempt To Defraud EDD
NB I-5 south of State Route 138 ALL LANES BLOCKED. Approximately 1000 gallons of asphalt spilled from semi-truck tanker. Unknown duration. Traffic diverted to EB SR-138, then to Gorman Post Rd. to rejoin I-5. https://t.co/xbyTKqK844 #sigalert pic.twitter.com/a2e6ryUcRV
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) May 1, 2021
At 5:30 a.m., the CHP said the snapped trailer was blocking the northbound No. 4 lane of traffic as well as the right shoulder of the highway.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Pacific Palisades Brush Fire
The CHP reported at 6:48 a.m. that all northbound lanes of traffic would be shut down for at least three hours.
By 1:22 p.m., one lane out of four had reopened but drivers were advised to continue to avoid that area and use alternate routes as clean-up continues.
Traffic was being diverted to eastbound SR-138, then to either turn either WB SR-138 or to Gorman Post Rd. back to NB to I-5.
At 3:15 p.m., all lanes were reopened and Caltrans advised, “Please drive safely to your destination.”
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