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Oops... Poor Pull Out Makes for Traffic Tie-Up

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, February 06, 2009, at 07:39AM
Oops Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A stuck film crew semi sits across Spring street.

A semi-truck departing the set for the upcoming film "Sympathy for Delicious" is causing headaches for Downtown drivers this morning. The truck was leaving a small parking lot behind the Palace Theatre in the early morning hours when it manged to get itself stuck across all lanes of Spring street.

The driver, perhaps to avoid parked cars in the lot, pulled straight across the street and then tried to back up, only to find himself stuck. The crown of the street was likely his undoing, as the back of the trailer dug into the concrete of the sidewalk.

After the crew spent time trying to free the truck itself, a tow truck was called and arrived on scene soon after 7am. It is currently working to free the truck. LADOT traffic officers have been at the corner of 6th and Spring routing autos east on 6th.

Update (7:52am): Traffic was just allowed to return to Spring street.


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