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Three lanes on southbound 605 Freeway reopen after fuel spill

Three lanes of the southbound 605 Freeway in Lakewood reopened Wednesday morning nearly 12 hours after a tanker truck overturned and spilled more than 2,000 gallons of fuel on the roadway.

The carpool and No. 1 lane reopened shortly before 9 a.m., and the No. 2 lane reopened around 11:20 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The other two lanes remained closed until further notice.

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The CHP estimated that 2,868 gallons of fuel spilled onto freeway lanes when the fuel tanker truck, which was carrying 8,800 gallons, overturned Tuesday night.

As of 6:20 a.m., crews were finally able to upright the truck, CHP Officer Jennifer Cassidy said.

Lanes of the freeway have been closed since 9:46 p.m. Tuesday when the tanker collided with another vehicle at Carson Street.

A cleaning crew responded to the crash when fuel began leaking into a storm drain, according to the CHP.

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