SigAlert: Jackknifed Big Rig Clogs Up 91 Freeway in Cerritos

Several westbound lanes have been shut down as a result of the collision involving a big rig.

Updated at 2:05 p.m.: SigAlert issued that will be in effect until at least 4 p.m.

Several lanes on the Artesia (91) Freeway in Cerritos were blocked early Thursday afternoon after a big-rig jackknifed on the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert for the No. 3, 4, and 5 westbound lanes at Artesia Boulevard just before 2 p.m. The closure will be enforced until at least 4 p.m.

The collision on the westbound 91 Freeway near Carmenita Boulevard was reported at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, according to CHP Officer Christian Cracraft.

At least one other vehicle was involved in the accident, which resulted in diesel fuel spilling on several lanes of the freeway, the CHP reported.

Los Angeles County firefighters were summoned to the scene of the crash, although it was unclear whether anyone was injured, Cracraft added.

Traffic was forced to a crawl as the westbound No. 3, 4, and 5 lanes remained shut down until the accident clears.

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John Uban February 08, 2013 at 04:23 PM
I was right behind the blue car that caused the accident. The guy in the blue car was should be jailed. His road rage caused him to drive recklessly. He was purposely trying to scare another guy in a pewter Silverado by cutting in front of him at a high rate of speed. He lost control while darting in and out of traffic. I feel badly for the truck driver.


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