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Gold Line Service Detoured After Big Rig Crashes Onto Tracks In Pasadena

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The Gold Line was impacted by a big rig that crashed through a divider on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena and wound up on the tracks early Thursday morning.

The crash occurred at about 4:52 a.m. this morning been Sierra Madre and San Gabriel boulevards on the eastbound side of the 210 Freeway, KTLA reports. A sedan and a big rig were involved in a collision that caused the big rig to crash into the divider and roll over onto the tracks, causing the Gold Line to lose power. Neither driver was seriously injured, according to ABC 7.

Service between the Lake and Sierra Madre Villa stops has been shut down, and shuttles have been made available to ferry commuters around the closure. According to Metro's The Source, passengers can get on the buses at Lake Station on Lake/Maple and Bus Bay 3 at Sierra Madre Villa. Riders should expect 15-minute delays. Any Gold Line trains headed to Pasadena will stop at Lake Station and then head back to Los Angeles, while all L.A.-bound trains will stop at Sierra Madre Villa.

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Damage to the tracks will be evaluated after the truck has been removed. The removal and subsequent investigation will likely take up most of the day, so Metro passengers should plan accordingly.

For those commuters who are driving today, the eastbound carpool lane has been closed, and it's not clear when it will be open again.