A big rig overturned Thursday on the transition road from the Artesia (91) Freeway to the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, blocking access to both the north and southbound 605 and causing headaches for scores of drivers.
The rig, which was loaded with vegetable oil, crashed on the eastbound 91 transition to the northbound 605 around 9:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the scene, but there was no spill, nor were there injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
A SigAlert was issued by the CHP at 9:47 a.m., but there was no word regarding how long the transition road would be shut down. The closure would likely be extended because of a second big rig broke down in the vicinity, CHP Officer Stephan Brandt said.