Northbound I-5 still closed due to tanker truck accident

Northbound I-5 at SR-2 remains closed after a tanker fire this past Saturday damaged the tunnel beneath I-5. Here’s the latest from Caltrans on what’s open and what’s closed:

OPEN
Northbound I-5 is open at Glendale Boulevard.
The northbound SR-2 connector to southbound I-5 is open.
Southbound SR-2 is open through Glendale Boulevard.
The southbound SR-2 to southbound I-5 connector is open.

CLOSED
Northbound I-5 (all lanes) is closed at SR-2. The detour is northbound SR-2 to westbound SR-134 and back to northbound I-5.
The northbound I-5 connector to southbound SR-2 is closed.
The northbound SR-2 connector to northbound I-5 is closed.
The two left lanes of southbound I-5 are closed from Los Feliz to Stadium Way.

To detour around the affected northbound I-5 area, use the westbound SR-134. It is highly recommended that travelers take transit instead. The Metro Gold Line, Metrolink Ventura County Line and Antelope Valley Line all pass through downtown Los Angeles.

On the Gold Line, the Del Mar Station is recommended for those who want to park and ride. Parking is available at a discounted rate of $2/day to those who show their TAP card.

Metrolink recommends using the Glendale Station or Downtown Burbank Station to access the Ventura County Line and Antelope Valley Line. Visit their site to find out more information on parking availability.

Those who can should also try to telecommute or rideshare for the time being to avoid driving in the area.

3 replies

  1. This shows why Metrolink should double-track the Antelope Valley line from Burbank to Sylmar so they can run trains without having to pull over and let other trains pass. In situations like these it makes sense to run increased service without having to pull over and stop for ten minutes.

  2. I bet the idea of having another north-south route available up to the 134/210 sounds like a good idea to some folks now.
    (710 gap anyone?)

  3. In fact, if you’re just traveling THROUGH LA, my recommendation is (from the north heading south) taking either the 210 east or the 134 east until the California Blvd. exit in Pasadena, continue straight and south onto St. John, then onto Pasadena, double onto Fremont, right on Valley Blvd. in Alhambra, and catch the 710 and then the 5 south from there. I did the reverse trip when I found out about the closure last Saturday when I was coming from Tijuana.