TACOMA, WA – Troopers shut down at least one lane along I-5 after a tractor-trailer accident resulted in fuel spilling across the roadway last Friday.
According to a tweet by WSP, the March 26th incident took place just after noon within the southbound lanes of the interstate, just north of the 72nd Street exit.
🚨South I-5, north of S 72nd Street (MP 129). Semi struck metal debris rupturing fuel tank. Spillage has been stopped. Right lane remains blocked – possibly for a while. Expect delays pic.twitter.com/ncVl2F1gZH
— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) March 26, 2021
Troopers say the truck collided with metal debris in the roadway, which ruptured its fuel tank.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. However, the right lane was blocked for over an hour while clean-up crews worked at the scene.
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