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Ethanol Spills from Overturned Tanker in Front of SDCCU Stadium: SDFD

A hazmat crew, firefighters and paramedics responded to a hazardous material spill in Mission Valley near SDCCU Stadium Thursday.

The spill was reported along Mission Village Drive and San Diego Mission Road at 3:20 p.m.

The San Diego Police Department said a tanker truck turned over on its side near the entrance to the stadium.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department confirmed the truck was carrying 6,000 gallons of ethanol. It was trying to make a hairpin turn and overturned. A small leak from the dome cover allowed 40 to 60 gallons to spill into the street.

None fo the spilled fuel made it into any storm drains, and instead pooled along a curb in the stadium parking lot.

By 8 p.m. the tanker had been capped, SDFD said. Crews were preparing to drain the remaining fuel from the truck and deposit it into another truck.

According to SDPD, southbound Mission Village Road was closed at the westbound Friars Road ramp at I-15; the ramp from eastbound Friars Road to Mission Village Road was closed; San Diego Mission Road was closed in both directions from Friars Road to the I-15 bridge; and the primary entrance and exit to the stadium was closed to all traffic.

SDFD crews could be at scene until 9:30 p.m.

Employees of a nearby used car lot were not allowed to leave until the leak was capped. A Corporate Dash 5k run staged at the stadium was postponed, according to SDFD.

The driver of the tanker suffered unknown injuries.

No other information was available.

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