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Interstate-5 blocked for 2 hours because of a tanker explosion 2 miles ahead ...
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Posted By: RICHARD L., 05-05-2022, 12:25 PM

I was traveling on northbound Interstate-5 towards the Tejon Pass to leave the Los Angeles Basin when suddenly traffic stopped. I was just east of Dodgers Stadium, Chavez Ravine and the Civic Center. Nobody moved for a couple of hours and radio station KNX 1070 finally announced a tanker truck had just exploded in a tunnel a couple of miles ahead of where I was. Officers of the California Highway Patrol made us exit on US 2 then towards Highway 210 to go around the "situation". The temperature was 90 degrees F and the sun was hitting hard, just after noon. Not surprising people get mad on these permanently clogged highways.

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05-05-2022, 01:09 PM   #2
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I do not miss living in the LA area. I remember being stranded a few times for hours.
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Certainly is not an unknown situation!!!
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Crazy day in L.A. Sore memories, really.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
I was traveling on northbound Interstate-5 towards the Tejon Pass to leave the Los Angeles Basin when suddenly traffic stopped. I was just east of Dodgers Stadium, Chavez Ravine and the Civic Center. Nobody moved for a couple of hours and radio station KNX 1070 finally announced a tanker truck had just exploded in a tunnel a couple of miles ahead of where I was. Officers of the California Highway Patrol made us exit on US 2 then towards Highway 210 to go around the "situation". The temperature was 90 degrees F and the sun was hitting hard, just after noon. Not surprising people get mad on these permanently clogged highways.
Two hours is nothing, it took two days to clear the M25 orbital motorway of cooking oil recently.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-61176760

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Once I was traveling south on Interstate-5 towards San Diego. The traffic came to a halt and we all had to keep waiting. I was listening to a San Diego radio station and they said the "Interstate-5 situation" was "hopeless" and recommended people to exit the highway if they could. I was in Delmar and the exit was 500 feet ahead, so I reached US Route 1 (El Camino Real) and proceeded south towards Torrey Pines and La Jolla.

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