Fuel tanker crash blocks Los Angeles freeway for hours
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fuel tanker that overturned on a Southern California freeway during morning rush-hour traffic has forced an hours-long shutdown as crews clean up spilled diesel.
The crash was reported around 7 a.m. Wednesday on northbound Interstate 5 north of downtown Los Angeles.
The California Highway Patrol says the driver was trying to avoid another vehicle when the truck turned over around 7 a.m. He was able to exit the truck with no injuries.
Officials say the shutdown is expected to last five hours.
A CHP spokesman reports extensive traffic backups.