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Fuel spill closes southbound 605 Freeway in Baldwin Park

February 21, 2011 |  5:14 pm

A fuel spill closed the southbound 605 Freeway just north of eastbound Interstate 10 in Baldwin Park on Monday, backing up traffic for miles.

Lanes were closed about 2 p.m. after metal debris punctured the fuel tank of an 18-wheeler, leaving a fuel slick that extended nearly a mile, said California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter.

A cleanup crew from Caltrans was on the scene. There was no estimate of when the lanes would reopen.

Traffic was being diverted to a transition road for the eastbound 10 and then back onto the southbound 605.

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