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.