Big rig spills diesel

Ap­prox­i­mately 100 gal­lons re­leased after ve­hi­cle jack­knifed

The Signal - - News - By Jim Holt Sig­nal Se­nior Staff Writer [email protected]­ 661-287-5527 On Twit­ter @jame­sarthurholt

Health Haz­Mat units were called out to con­tain a diesel spill that hap­pened when a big rig jack­knifed on In­ter­state 5 near High­way 14 late Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

The crash hap­pened at 4:50 p.m., leav­ing the dis­abled big rig block­ing the fast lane of the south­bound I-5, leak­ing diesel from its fuel tank.

“About 100 gal­lons of diesel was spilled,” Su­per­vi­sor Melanie Flo­res of the Los An­ge­les County Fire Depart­ment said.

No in­juries were re­ported in the crash.

A team of fire­fight­ers spe­cially trained to han­dle haz­ardous ma­te­rial were dis­patched to the crash.

“The CHP, Cal­trans and Health Haz­Mat were all sent to the scene,” Flo­res said.

None of the 100 gal­lons of spilled diesel made its way into a storm drain, she said.

As of 7 p.m., Haz­Mat crews were still at the crash site.

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