LA freeway tunnel scorched by fire reopens
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles freeway underpass shut down by a fiery tanker fire nearly six months ago is back in business.
City News Service says the connecting tunnel between northbound Interstate 5 and northbound State Route 2 was reopened to traffic Friday morning.
The 300-foot tunnel near Glendale was closed in July after a tanker caught fire and sent a stream of burning gasoline into the nearby Los Angeles River. The intense heat charred the concrete, and brittle chunks fell off.
The state spent about $16 million in repairs. The cost will be reimbursed by the federal government under an emergency relief program.