NB I-15 Closed in Fuel Tanker Spill

Crash closed Northbound Interstate 15 from Poway Road to Ted Williams Parkway

An overturned fuel tanker and fuel spill shut down a North County highway early Friday.

Northbound Interstate 15 was closed from Poway Road to Ted Williams Parkway for several hours, officials said.

The tanker truck was traveling northbound along I-15 at 11:30 p.m. when the driver lost control and crashed, San Diego Fire Rescue officials said.

Approximately 2,200 gallons of gasoline spilled onto I-15 and into nearby storm drains.

Firefighters used sand to stop the flow of fuel while other workers brought in another tanker to offload the remaining fuel.

California Highway Patrol officers anticipated several lanes of NB I-15 would be reopened to morning commuters, but did not expect to clear the crash scene until 10 a.m.

NB I-15 HOV lanes were open to all drivers.

By 10:20 a.m., four of the five lanes had reopened.

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