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Both Lanes of 101 Closed, Now Opened, But Screwed

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A car and a truck collided late this morning on the 101 Freeway in the Valley forcing both directions of the heavily used Interstate to be closed briefly, causing major delays that are still lingering.

At 11:20 a.m., two lanes were reopened on the southbound 101 Freeway. Only one lane was open on the northbound 101 Freeway. Four people suffered minor injuries.

The crash occurred on the northbound Ventura (101) Freeway, according to the city fire department. The truck crashed through the center divider and into the southbound lanes.

Crews were clearing debris from both sides of the road.

The backup in the northbound lanes extended into Burbank at 11:30 a.m. - KNBC

As you can see from the Google Map above that was grabbed at 12:30pm, a little more than an hour after the crash, the 101 is still screwed. So we suggest that you do whatever you do to avoid it.If you must use the 101 today, do yourself a favor and check the Google Traffic map first.