Semi-Tractor Hits Guardrail, Spills Fuel on Freeway

A semi-tractor struck a guardrail on a La Mesa freeway Tuesday morning, leading to a fuel spill on the roadway and a traffic alert amid the rainy commute.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said the collision happened around 7:20 a.m. on westbound Interstate 8 at the transition ramp to southbound State Route 125. After the semi-tractor hit the guardrail, the vehicle came to a halt, blocking parts of the two left lanes on the freeway.

At around 8:10 a.m., CHP officials issued a SigAlert, shutting down traffic in the area until crews could clear the crash. Traffic was slow from El Cajon Boulvard to the crash site. The road would remain blocked until further notice.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) said the crash caused the semi-tractor to leak fuel, and a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) crew was called to help with the clean-up.

No injuries were reported.

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