Freeway fire

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters pull hoses out of a freeway tunnel in Los Feliz after a big rig truck and trailer flipped and burned at the transition between the 2 and 5 Freeways on Saturday, July 12, 2013. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times / July 12, 2013)

Drivers were urged to get an early start to their morning commutes Monday, as a fire-damaged section of the interchange between the 5 and 2 freeways remained shut down following a weekend tunnel fire.

All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the 2 Freeway were closed indefinitely, and only two southbound lanes were open early Monday, according to Caltrans. Lanes are expected to be open Tuesday.

All transition roads from the 2 Freeway to the 5 Freeway were closed, and the crash also jammed nearby surface streets such as Fletcher Drive, San Fernando Road, Glendale Boulevard and Riverside Drive.

-- Carlos Lozano, Los Angeles Times 

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