WOODLAND HILLS—On Monday, August 27, a five-car pile up occurred on the 101 freeway in Woodland Hills. The California Highway Patrol closed all westbound lanes for over an hour as a result of the crash.

According to the CHP, the incident was reported at around 4:38 a.m., just west of De Soto Avenue. Drivers were directed to use Ventura Avenue Boulevard as an alternate route for their commute. Debris was reportedly spotted scattered across the freeway. Traffic was backed up all the way down to Tampa Avenue following the crash.

The exact cause of the incident is still under investigation. According to the CHP, all lanes on the 101 were reopened after 6:00 a.m. after the region was cleared.

Canyon News spoke with a representative from the Communications Center at the CHP about the collision. “It looks like there were possible injuries… (although) they declined paramedics after the fire department came out,” said the representative.