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Some lanes of scorched LA-area freeway now open
Some lanes open on LA-area freeway damaged in tanker truck fire, full reopening time unclear
By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Officials say half of a Southern California freeway damaged in a tanker truck explosion is open again.

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol say the westbound lanes of the Pomona Freeway east of Los Angeles were reopened on Saturday, three days after a tanker truck crashed and caught fire beneath an overpass.

It was not clear when both sides of the 10-mile section of freeway in suburban Montebello would be open again, with estimates ranging from later Saturday to late Sunday.

All eastbound lanes remain closed. Workers have demolished the fire-damaged section of the overpass over those lanes, and were working on repairing the freeway concrete Saturday.

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