Avocado Spill Closes 5 Freeway Lanes in Pacoima

A truck transporting avocados spilled its cargo onto the southbound 5 Freeway Tuesday, causing a traffic backup in the Pacoima area.

Aerial video showed avocados on the freeway and behind a construction barrier. Crews picked up some of the avocados by hand and used a front-end loader to scoop them into containers on a flatbed truck.

The spill occurred between Sheldon Street and Lankershim Boulevard at about 11:30 a.m. All lanes were blocked after the crash, but one lane reopened at about noon.

No injuries were reported.

Refresh this page for updates.

More Southern California Stories:

Watch Live: NBC4 News at Noon Obama Returning to LA for Leno Appearance Palmdale Chase Ends in Crash on 14 Fwy Crews Defend Homes From "Wall of Flame" Lanes on 5 Fwy Reopen After Pedestrian Fatality LAPD Officer Shoots, Kills Pit Bull in Reseda Bicyclist Dies After Northridge Hit-And-Run Booking System Outage Delays Flights Across US

Source: NBC Los Angeles
Real Estate |Travel |Jobs |Auto |Finance | Business Directory | Advertising | News | About Us | Privacy Statment |

Copyright © 2017 california.com. All Rights Reserved.