Two big rig trucks crashed on the Long Beach (710) Freeway  in Long Beach today, dumping fuel and giant rolls of paper onto the roadway and temporarily shutting two freeway lanes. Photo via OnScene.TV.
Two big rig trucks crashed on the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Long Beach, dumping fuel and giant rolls of paper onto the roadway and temporarily shutting two freeway lanes. Photo via OnScene.TV.

Two big rig trucks crashed on the Long Beach (710) Freeway  in Long Beach Wednesday, dumping fuel and giant rolls of paper onto the roadway and temporarily shutting two freeway lanes, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The crash on the southbound 710 Freeway just south of the San Diego (405) Freeway occurred about 12:45 a.m., CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said.

“The crash shut down two of three freeway lanes at that particular location,” Villalobos said. “The only lane open is the No. 1 lane.”

Villalobos said there were no known injuries.

The crush resulted in a fuel spill of about 100 gallons onto the freeway, he said. A Caltrans crew was at the scene to clean up the fuel.

Three giant rolls of paper — each weighing several thousand pounds — spilled from one of the trucks. A forklift was called to the scene to move the rolls.

The CHP declared a SigAlert at 1:12 a.m. It was lifted after the freeway was cleared at 5:33 a.m.

The crash remained under CHP investigation.

—City News Service

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