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Southbound lanes of 605 Freeway reopen after fuel spill

An overturned tanker truck forced the closure of all southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway just north of the 60 Freeway.
An overturned tanker truck forced the closure of all southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway just north of the 60 Freeway.
(Los Angeles Times)

A tanker truck carrying about 8,200 gallons of fuel overturned on the 605 Freeway early Tuesday, forcing the closure of all southbound lanes just north of the 60 Freeway for about six hours.

The truck collided with an unknown object, possibly another vehicle, shortly before 1:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi said. The tanker truck overturned, spilling about 50 gallons of fuel onto the ground, the CHP said in a tweet. No injuries were reported.

Southbound traffic was diverted from the 605 at Valley Boulevard. Crews needed to empty the truck’s tank before righting it, the CHP said in a tweet.

All southbound lanes of the 605 had reopened by 8 a.m., the CHP said.


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