All Eastbound Lanes of 134 Freeway Closed in Burbank [Updated]
A jackknifed double tanker truck has prompted the California Highway Patrol to shut down all lanes of the Eastbound 134 Freeway, officials said. At about 10:15 a.m., the CHP received word of the incident in which the rear trailer tipped over and was leaking gas onto the roadway. "It's too dangerous to allow drivers to go through that," explained CHP Officer Miguel Luevano. The tanker has a total of 4,500 gallons in it, but not all of it spilled.
Luevano said drivers should avoid the area if they can and that vehicles are exiting the freeway at Pass Avenue and are allowed back on at Buena Vista. There are currently no estimates to when the freeway will be opened. Westbound lanes are open, but are slowing down due to spectator swelling.
There were no reports of injuries in the crash.
[Update: All lanes were re-opened at 3:50 p.m., according to the CHP. The eastbound Bob Hope off-ramp remains closed and may stay that way into the night. Crews are also working on nearby local street to remove gas that leaked through a drain.]