Over the weekend a major fire broke out under the I-10 Freeway near Downtown Los Angeles causing severe damage to the freeway.
According to local news, the fire was first reported early Saturday, November 11, 2023, around midnight near East 14th and Alameda underneath the freeway. It then quickly spread to both sides of the streets underneath the 10, causing the freeway steel guardrails to melt and damage to support columns.
On the morning of Monday, November 13, 2023, a citywide alert was sent across local cell phones warning that the freeway “will be closed indefinitely.” Both directions of the 10 Freeway now remain closed near DTLA.
❗Update: As of November 14, 2033 — LA City Mayor Karen Bass and California Governor Gavin Newsom have stated that the I-10 Freeway will open in weeks to come. Scroll down for more information
“This is a whole of government response as we work effectively and efficiently to safely reopen this critical transit corridor for Angelenos as quickly as possible,” said Governor Newsom in a statement. “I want to thank the first responders, emergency personnel, and local and state officials who are working around the clock. And I want to assure all Angelenos that the necessary resources to repair this damage have been made available to minimize the impact.”
You can stay up to date on this closure by visiting the Emergency Management Department website.
🛑I-10 Closures Until Further Notice:
- Northbound 5 Freeway to Westbound 10 Freeway
- Southbound 5 Freeway to Westbound 10 Freeway
- Westbound 60 Freeway to Westbound 10 Freeway
- Westbound 10 Freeway on-ramp at Soto Street
- Eastbound 10 Freeway on-ramp at Alameda Street
- Westbound 10 Freeway on-ramp at Santa Fe Avenue
Detour routes have been established. It is highly recommended to leave early and plan for delays. Detour information and updates can be found at emergency.lacity.gov/updates