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605 Freeway Shut Down After Big Rig and Motorcycle Collide

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The 605 Freeway just north of Whittier Blvd. was completely shut down for a period this morning following an accident involving a big rig truck and a motorcyclist. A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter has been landed on the freeway to take the motorcyclist, thought to be an off-duty Alhambra Police officer, to a nearby hospital for treatment for his injuries. The incident was called in at 8:00 a.m., and a Sig-Alert issued 15 minutes later. The lanes have since been opened slowly, and the Whittier Blvd. on-ramp to the freeway is expected to re-open shortly, according to the CHP.