First responders handle multiple crashes amid rainy Monday

A big rig crash causes lane closures on the northbound truck route near the junction connecting Interstate 5 and Highway 14 Monday morning. April 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.
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First responders kept busy all throughout the Santa Clarita Valley as multiple crashes took place under wet weather conditions Monday. 

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to reports of a big-rig crash blocking the southbound truck lanes of Highway 14 at Interstate 5 just after noon. The collision resulted in a fuel spill that prompted a SigAlert, warning that the truck lanes had closed due to a slippery substance on the road. 

A big-rig crash causes lane closures on the northbound truck route near the junction connecting Interstate 5 and Highway 14 Monday morning. April 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

“There’s a big rig on the shoulder coming off (the freeway) and is leaking fuel,” said Fire Department spokeswoman Leslie Lua. 

A big-rig crash causes lane closures on the northbound truck route near the junction connecting Interstate 5 and Highway 14 Monday morning. April 06, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Just about a half-mile north of that incident, a separate, single-big-rig crash had also taken place. 

No injuries were reported in the crashes, she added. 

At around 12:30 p.m., firefighters also responded to a separate solo crash on Soledad Canyon Road toward the northbound 14 freeway, where one vehicle fell on its roof. 

A single-vehicle turnover occurred on Soledad Canyon Road near Highway 14 on Monday, April 6, 2020. Bobby Block/ The Signal

“There were no (persons) trapped, so no need for extraction,” said fire spokesman Marvin Lim, however one person was transported to a hospital. 

The California Highway Patrol also responded to the scene, which temporarily shut down the northbound 14 off-ramps at Soledad Canyon Road at around 1 p.m. 

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