Washington freeway reopens after tank truck rollover

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Posted: Aug 18, 2016 4:53 PM
Washington freeway reopens after tank truck rollover

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A section of a major freeway in Washington state has reopened state after a tanker truck rolled over and spilled fuel near the Port of Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/kfaVOq ) that at least some of the 7,700 gallons of fuel the tanker was hauling spilled in the crash, which happened about 9:15 a.m. as the truck was approaching Interstate 5. The four-lane freeway closed for several hours Wednesday morning in both directions.

It reopened shortly after noon.

The driver wasn't hurt. Authorities had evacuated buildings within a half-mile radius of the scene.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com