Fuel Spill Forces Partial Closure Of 5 Freeway Through Griffith Park

GRIFFITH PARK (CBSLA.com) — A diesel fuel spill forced the partial closure of the Golden State (5) Freeway through Griffith Park early Wednesday morning.

The spill occurred after a car cut off two semi trucks at the 134 Freeway connector around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The car was traveling southbound on the 5 Freeway, headed for the 134 transition road, and swerved to stay on the Golden State Freeway at the last minute, according to the CHP.

Both big rigs were cut off by the maneuver and crashed into the center divider as a result. One fuel tank ruptured and spilled approximately 50 gallons of fuel onto the roadway.

Caltrans closed several lanes of the freeway while they cleaned up the spill. Officials say an unknown amount of the fuel leaked into a nearby storm drain.

No major injuries were reported, officials said.

The freeway was fully reopened just before 6:30 a.m.


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