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Major Crash on 5 Freeway Chokes Traffic in Both Directions, Prompts 7-Hour SigAlert

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Traffic is still jammed on the 5 Freeway in Burbank after a big crash shortly before 6 a.m. this morning.

A truck jackknifed, going through or over the center divider while hitting several cars in the process. The truck's cab caught fire, but injuries so far are reported to be minor to moderate, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Two northbound and three southbound lanes near Alameda Avenue will closed for an expected seven hours for cleanup, according to officials who put out the long SigAlert.