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Two semi's collide, one catches fire, on westbound 210. No injuries.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:15am
Accident Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2013

210 Freeway Reopens After Fiery Crash in Glendale Slows Morning Drive.

Two lanes of the westbound 210 Freeway at Lowell Avenue in Glendale reopened Tuesday morning after a fiery collision that involved two semi-trucks just after midnight.

Big-rig crash, fire snarls 210 West traffic in La Crescenta.

Lanes have reopened on the westbound 210 Freeway in La Crescenta after a big-rig fire forced a full closure early Tuesday morning.

Lanes have reopened on the westbound 210 Freeway in La Crescenta after a big-rig fire forced a full closure early Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred shortly after midnight just east of the Lowell Boulevard off-ramp in the Glendale/La-Crescenta area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

All westbound lanes of the 210 were closed between Lowell and the Pennsylvania Avenue off-ramps. Two lanes reopened at about 6:20 a.m. All lanes have since reopened.

Traffic was diverted off at Pennsylvania Avenue. Commuters were advised to get back on the 210 via Foothill Boulevard, then Lowell Avenue. Eastbound traffic did not appear to be affected.

Officials say a big rig rear-ended another big rig that slowed down unexpectedly. The crash ignited a fire, burning one big rig to the ground. Authorities say both drivers were able to escape unharmed, though one driver suffered a minor injury.

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