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A big rig carrying a load of glue crashed and overturned Sunday on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Whittier, temporarily shutting down the transition road to the Pomona (60) Freeway and several freeway lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash, which took place about 1:40 p.m., shut down the number 4 and 5 lanes on the northbound 605 Freeway and the transition road between the north and southbound 605 Freeway and the east and west 60 Freeway, CHP Officer Alex Rubio said.

The driver was pulled from the big rig and his current condition was unknown.

No only did the truck spill its load of glue, diesel fuel also leaked from the truck and CalTrans had to be called for a cleanup, according to the CHP.

A SigAlert was declared by the CHP at 2:12 p.m. and remains in effect as of 4:30 p.m., Rubio said.

The CHP has reopened the carpool and number 1, 2, and 3 lanes on the 605 Freeway at 3:34 p.m. However, the number 4 and 5 lanes as well as the transition road remain closed, Rubio said. It’s unclear when those lanes and the transition road will reopen.

–City News Service

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