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Crash, Diesel Fuel Spill Cause Major Traffic Delays On NB 405 In West LA

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WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An accident involving a tanker truck and a sedan Friday caused major traffic delays on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway.

Officials responded to the accident, which happened at 5:40 a.m. just south of Montana Avenue in West Los Angeles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Some 700 gallons of diesel fuel from the truck leaked across the 405. The right three lanes between Waterford Street and Montana Avenue, as well as the on-ramps from Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards, were shut down. All lanes were reopened by 9:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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