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5 Freeway shut down in both directions near Sun Valley after major fuel spill

May 25, 2011 | 11:17 pm

This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

All lanes on the 5 Freeway near Sun Valley were closed in both directions Wednesday night after hundreds of gallons of fuel began leaking from a tanker truck after a collision, officials said.

The leak was reported shortly before 11 p.m. near Glenoaks Boulevard, prompting the California Highway Patrol to close down the freeway between Sunland Boulevard and Hollywood Way, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

About a few hundred gallons of fuel had spilled onto the freeway. Traffic was snarled in both directions.

No other details were available.

For the record, 11:59 p.m. May 25: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that 4,800 gallons of fuel had spilled. The capacity of the tanker is 4,800 gallons, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.


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