Skip to comments.5 Freeway Shut In Both Directions Due To Police Activity In Boyle Heights
Posted on 07/25/2014 7:26:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin
BOYLE HEIGHTS The 5 Freeway was shut in both directions in Boyle Heights due to police activity Friday afternoon.
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People out of their cars wondering whats going on, reported Stu Mundel in Sky9.
Reports from the scene said officials were trying to talk a suicidal man out of jumping onto the freeway from an overpass.
The unidentified man was taken into custody around 7:15 p.m., authorities said.
The incident, first reported around 3:30 p.m. occurred in East LA at Olympic.
Right now, the 5 is a parking lot, Mundel reported in the mid-afternoon rush. On the northbound side, people were back up with no option to exit.
Get on the phone and tell everyone you know to avoid the 5, Mundel reported.
The southbound 5 is hit the hardest, Mundel said. There were cars stuck behind a police barricade for hours.
The CHP was trying to aid some of those stuck riders by making U-turns and exiting on the nearby Lorena Avenue off-ramp.
Other freeways have also been affected by motorists being backed up including the 10 eastbound and the 60 in both directions.
By 7:15, scores of vehicles were still stuck, in a group, as the CHP worked at turning them around.
There was no word from the scene when normal operations would continue.
still closed at 7:25 pm
Just shoot the idiot and open the road.
He wasn't holding a puppy.
There are ten thousand people(or more) stuck in traffic right now — who are thinking the same thing.
Boyle Heights is a little southeast of the Civic Center.
Not far from where the 7, the 10 and 60 spit off of the 5.
Formerly Jewish, converted to Mexican. The joke was always about the Jewish guy whose daughter was dating Luis Morales, but the dad thought his name was Loose Morals.
And they mention I-5 - so it is Washington, Oregon or California. (And 99% sure it is California!)
I got stuck on 5 like that many years ago during a visit to OC. Horrific.
Boyle Hieghts, home of Manuels Original El Tepeyac Cafe. One the best burritos The holenbeck!
>>>Boyle Hieghts, home of Manuels Original El Tepeyac Cafe. One the best burritos The holenbeck!<<<
Imagine stopping there for Lunch, eating a Hollenbeck (if you could finish it), drinking a couple of Beers, then getting stuck on the 5 Freeway for hours under a blazing Sun. It was Hot today, well hot for S.CA.
Used to eat there all the time when I worked in Downtown L.A. back in the 70’s. Even tried their Menudo (just) once.
I used to get three meals from one of their burritos
Los Angeles. But the 5 is everywhere ... in LA.
Well I-405 ( The San Diego Freeway) was Crawl and Stop all afternoon.
Now I know why. Took Me almost 5 and 1/2 hours to get from Sherman Oaks to San Marcos. usual 2 and 1/2 gets its done. I LOVE L.A.
From the South Bay to the Valley
From the West Side to the East Side
Everybody’s very happy
‘Cause the sun is shining all the time
Looks like another perfect day
Hat tip to to Cheech Marin.
weren’t they on Guy’s TV show? looked muy autenico to me.
some dip wad wanted to jump off the overpass and the chp shut down not only the 5 but the 710, let the guy jump and be done with it
I get gas just looking at that....lol
Hop on the 5, man ... to East LA. Dinner at El Tepeyac!!! :o)
Or downtown at the original pantry
I still like The pantry for breakfast. 24 hours a day. They say they have no key for the front door. Many employees work 40 years and more.
]Owned for former Mayor Riordan.
Hey, I envy your San Diego life. I love it there. And I begin retirement as soon as i can figure out how to sign up for Medicare!
If you got them “to go” like we used to at Work, your Car never smelled the same.
Yeah, in the giant Turkey roasting pans. :o)
The Pantry is another iconic place to eat.
I worked three blocks away from there back in the 70’s. Ate Breakfast there at least once a week. The Omelets were so big that they would be hanging off the Plate.
Also used to hit the Original Tommy’s on Beverly. Double Cheeseburger with extra Chile, yum. When I worked Midnight Shift, that was Breakfast. Love the Shack...
It’s a wonder I haven’t needed a Heart Transplant yet.
BTW - Anyone remember Coopers Donuts in Downtown L.A.?
I’ve been all over SoCal. We’re looking at water nine blocks from beach.
One thanksgiving eve just after riordan left office, the health dept closed them down. Riordan showed up and they all worked overnight, got clearance and opened for breakfast.
That would result in a full roll needed on the pot the next day....maybe 2. (Depending on how many hi-test adult beverages went down with that monster!)
I'm sure that you mean that was what some of the people stuck in traffic were saying.
Never been to coopers. I took my dates into la side I started driving. Of corse Tommy’s for late night. Stand near the wall and use the shelf
If you ate them in the car it would never smell the same.
The flour tortilla used to make the Hollenbeck is as big as a beach towel.
THAT IS DISGUSTING!
It looks like a bloated fish with mud on it. How could any self respecting Chef send a plate out of the Kitchen that looks like that?
Yet one MORE reason to avoid kookafornia.
I’m glad i live in California!!!
LA is a great big freeway.
OK, well you have fun out there.
put a hundred down and buy a car
The most Tommyburgers I’ve tried eating at once is two (the double chili-cheeseburgers), but I once watched a friend eat three—and survive.
Don’t know if you remember the brief nationwide paper shortage in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s, but Tommy’s had no napkins or paper towels. You just used the thin slick paper they wrapped them in and tried not to drip chili on yourself.
Bringing back memories of Julie’s near the Coliseum....you couldn’t get near the place on USC football game days; the Obradovich family (former players) later bought it.
Yes, but I did not go to Tommy’s at the time. Lived in Pomona and was not a regular.
all the time.
It isn’t eating the Tommy’s Burgers, it’s what happens the next day. Well, at least at my age.
Make sure to stay close to Home the day after. You might end up with “Mount St. Helens” syndrome.
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