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California Department of Transportation

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  • Gov. Jerry Brown appoints three to his Cabinet

    Gov. Jerry Brown capped a massive, two-year reorganization of state government agencies on Tuesday by naming three new members of his Cabinet. The secretaries of the three new agencies have been serving Brown in an interim capacity for months. They...
  • Truck that crashed, caught fire was carrying 8,500 gallons of gas

    Truck that crashed, caught fire was carrying 8,500 gallons of gas
    A tanker truck that overturned and caught fire Saturday morning, closing a portion of the northbound 5 Freeway, was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, fire officials said. A sizable amount of the "burning river of fuel" made its way into storm drains...
  • Workers repair fire-damaged freeway interchange amid gridlock

    Workers repair fire-damaged freeway interchange amid gridlock
    Caltrans was racing to make repairs to a fire-damaged section of the Interstate 5-Route 2 interchange, but it was unclear when the highways would be fully reopened. All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the junction of the 2 Freeway, north of...
  • 5 Freeway at 2 Freeway remains closed after tanker blaze

    5 Freeway at 2 Freeway remains closed after tanker blaze
    Drivers were urged to get an early start to their morning commutes Monday as a fire-damaged section of the interchange between the 5 and 2 freeways remained shut down following a weekend tunnel fire. All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the 2...
  • More lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash near 2, 5 Freeways

    More lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash near 2, 5 Freeways
    The connector road taking traffic from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway reopened early Monday morning after crews repaired some of the damage caused by a tanker truck fire, Caltrans officials said. The northbound interchange...
  • Some lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash

    Some lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash
    The connector road taking traffic from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 freeway reopened early Monday morning after crews repaired some of the damage caused by a tanker truck fire, Caltrans officials said. The northbound interchange...
  • Part of 5 freeway to reopen, but tanker fire caused major damage

    Part of 5 freeway to reopen, but tanker fire caused major damage
    Caltrans announced that two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway will reopen later this afternoon for the first time since a tanker truck fire at the freeway’s junction with the 2 Freeway on Saturday. But officials said they are still not sure when...
  • CHP reopens all lanes on 5 freeway following tanker fire

     CHP reopens all lanes on 5 freeway following tanker fire
    All lanes on the 5 and 2 freeways near downtown Los Angeles have been reopened after a huge fuel tanker fire over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning. The only closure still in effect is the transition between the...
  • Kayakers return to L.A. River after tanker truck gas spill

    Kayakers return to L.A. River after tanker truck gas spill
    A fledgling L.A. River kayak company resumed its tours this week after recreational activity was halted for three days in the aftermath of a tanker crash that sent gas spilling through storm drains near the waterway and igniting. All normal recreational...
  • Hollywood mogul won't face charges in Dorner helicopter spat

    Hollywood mogul won't face charges in Dorner helicopter spat
    Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Hollywood studio head who became the focus of a criminal investigation after landing his helicopter on a Sheriff’s Department helipad during the manhunt for ex-Los Angeles police officer...
  • Night closures for 5 Freeway in south O.C. over weekend

    Night closures for 5 Freeway in south O.C. over weekend
    On consecutive nights this weekend, the 5 Freeway will be shut down in both directions in San Juan Capistrano as construction crew demolish the southern half of the Ortega Highway bridge. The freeway, a primary north-south artery in southern Orange...