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Emergency Information

Commuter Alert  Glendale Freeway (SR-2)/Golden State Freeway (I-5) Tanker Fire

 

Summary

On July 13, 2013 a tanker truck traveling on the northbound Glendale Freeway (SR-2) connector to the northbound Golden State Freeway (I-5) and carrying approximately 8,500 gallons of gasoline burst into flames, causing severe fire damage.

Schedule

District 7 has been on site working to redirect traffic and re-open all lanes of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) since the fire was first reported.  The intense heat from the tanker fire caused extensive damage to the pavement, walls, support columns, drainage, and lighting within the tunnel requiring the closure of all lanes of northbound I-5 at SR-2 and two lanes of southbound I-5.  The northbound SR-2 connector to northbound I-5 is closed indefinitely.

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Documents and Press Releases

 

August 26, 2013 - SR-2/I-5 Connector Update  *New

July 14, 2013 - Repairs Underway to Open SR-2/I-5 Closures After Tanker Fire

July 15, 2013 - Repairs Underway to Open SR-2/I-5 Closures After Tanker Fire, Update #2

July 15, 2013 - Repairs Underway to Open SR-2/I-5 Closures After Tanker Fire, Update #3

 

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