Big-rig freeway fuel spill halts traffic in downtown Los Angeles

Big-rig carrying cars leaks fuel on 101 Freeway transition to the southbound 110 Freeway, prompting SigAlert

A big-rig car carrier was leaking diesel fuel early Wednesday on the northbound 101 freeway transition road to the southbound 110, prompting a SigAlert in downtown Los Angeles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver pulled the truck over and apparently saw fuel spilling from the gas tank onto several freeway lanes shortly after 1:30 a.m., CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said.

“We have diesel fuel in the two right lanes of the northbound 101 and also on the transition roads from southbound 110,” he said.

No injuries were reported, and Caltrans was called to clean up the spill. It was unclear how wide the diesel fuel had spread and how long it would take to reopen the roads before the morning rush hour.

“Traffic is showing to be light in the area, but it's affecting the people coming east,” he said.

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