Oct. 05--POMONA -- The rain may have been the cause of a crash this morning that completely shut down the westbound 60 Freeway in Pomona as well as one lane on the eastbound side after a FedEx truck smashed into the center divider, sending debris across both sides of the freeway.
After nearly five hours, crews reopened the westbound lanes of the freeway, but traffic was expected to remain slow as a backup of cars stuck on the freeway for about 10 miles gets moving, according to California Highway Patrol reports.
Officials say it was raining around 1:45 a.m. when the tractor trailer struck the divider on the eastbound side of the freeway near Reservoir Street. No major injuries were reported.
Crews managed to remove the tractor and trailers off the freeway as of 5:30 a.m., but crews were still trying to work on the damaged divider.
The crash sent commuters scrambling to find alternate routes, which may have led to heavy traffic on the westbound 10 and 210 freeways this morning.
The wet weather may have also contributed to a mudslide early Monday morning which shut down the transition road from the northbound 215 freeway to the southbound 15 Freeway.
The slide was reported around 4:30 a.m., according to CHP reports.
Crews were waiting for daylight to assess the situation and to clear the roadway, according to CHP reports.
Authorities are hoping to have the roadway clear by 7:30 a.m.
More to come.
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