I-10 freeway to reopen by Monday

California Governor Gavin Newsom (C) speaks as Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass (L) listens at a press conference near the closed I-10 elevated freeway following a large pallet fire, which occurred Saturday at a storage yard beneath the freeway, on November 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (C) speaks as Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass (L) listens at a press conference near the closed I-10 elevated freeway following a large pallet fire, which occurred Saturday at a storage yard beneath the freeway, on November 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Photo credit Mario Tama/Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office shared on Sunday morning that the I-10 freeway will reopen in time for Monday’s morning commute.

I-10 was shut down last week after a car fire broke out, making travel on one of the busiest in America nearly impossible.

However, during a press conference on Sunday, several high-ranking officials shared that the roadway would be back open to travel just in time.

“Tomorrow, the commute is back on,” Vice President Kamala Harris said at the press conference.

Others at the press conference included Gov. Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, and other local officials.

The news comes ahead of a busy holiday travel week, which will see millions of Americans hit the road, including many in the state.

As for the fire, authorities have started looking for a person of interest who is believed to be in connection with the fire, which left large portions of the I-10 freeway damaged.

“The subject appeared to have visible burn injuries on his left leg,” Cal Fire shared in an alert on Saturday.

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