In a startling development, arson has been identified as the cause of the massive fire that led to the indefinite closure of a critical section of the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles. The fire, which began over the weekend, has disrupted traffic and caused significant headaches for commuters across the city.
The affected section of the freeway, commonly known as “the 10,” is a major east-west interstate artery. It remains closed in both directions between Alameda Street and Santa Fe Avenue. This closure is also impacting connectors to I-5, further exacerbating traffic woes in the area.
Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed the preliminary findings of arson, expressing concern over the impact on the city’s infrastructure. The fire started early Saturday morning underneath the freeway and quickly grew in intensity.
Thousands of drivers are feeling the impact of the closure, with city leaders warning of significant traffic disruptions. Rideshare drivers, in particular, are bearing the brunt of the closure, with their routes severely disrupted.
Authorities have yet to provide a timeline for the reopening of the freeway, adding to the uncertainty faced by commuters. In the meantime, officials are urging residents to consider alternative routes or work remotely if possible.
This incident has prompted a state of emergency, highlighting the severity of the situation. As investigators continue to probe the circumstances surrounding the arson, Los Angeles residents are left grappling with the reality of a major freeway closure and its widespread implications.
As the city navigates this challenging period, the focus is on restoring normalcy as quickly and safely as possible. However, until the freeway reopens, commuters are advised to expect delays and plan their travel accordingly.