Inside Seven
Current Issue: April 2014
Edmund G. Brown Jr.
GOVERNOR
Malcolm Dougherty
DIRECTOR
Carrie Bowen
DISTRICT 7 DIRECTOR
The Employee Newsletter for the California Department of Transportation, District 7, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
On January 10, 2014 Caltrans opened the previously tanker fire-damaged northbound SR-2 to northbound I-5 connector tunnel to all motorists. The tunnel had been closed since July 13, 2013 after tanker truck carrying 8500 gallons of gasoline caught fire after it collided with a column inside the tunnel.
A Tanker Fire and Caltrans


On Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. a gas tanker truck hauling 8,500 gallons collided with a column inside of the northbound Glendale Freeway (SR-2) connector tunnel to northbound Golden State Freeway (I-5) in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles, behind the Silver Lake Maintenance Yard on Riverside Drive.

A black and white smoke cloud could be seen for miles. Duty pages from the Traffic Management Center start to hit the cell phones of hundreds of District 7 employees about a tanker fire in the connector tunnel between northbound SR-2 and northbound I-5, the Traffic Management Team is “rolling,” and so is the media...

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