Gridlock again as LA bridge demolition is halted

A burning double-tanker gasoline truck sends smoke skyward in Montebello, Calif, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Thousands of motorists were stuck on a 10-mile stretch of freeway near Los Angeles after the big-rig tanker truck burst into flames Wednesday. No one was injured. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

December 16, 2011 8:25:51 AM PST
Commuters faced a second full day of morning rush gridlock Friday when workers tearing down a fire-damaged freeway overpass had to stop when they found a tangle of telephone lines snaking through the bridge and wrapped in potentially hazardous material.