PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A jacknifed semi-truck closed I-10 west at the Split after spilling 100 gallons of diesel fuel on Wednesday morning.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the fuel spilled from a damaged saddle tank of the truck.
Approx 100 gal of diesel spilled from damaged saddle tank of TT into right shoulder & storm drain. Clean up underway pic.twitter.com/52Ndj3OQlF— Raul Garcia, PIO (@dps_pio_garcia) November 4, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation says the jacknifed truck closed I-10 west at the Split. Traffic was diverted to I-17 north.
CLOSED: I-10 West is now closed at the Split. Traffic diverted to I-17 North. Another option: SR 143 northbound.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) November 4, 2015
The truck was originally blocking the right three lanes of westbound traffic on I-10 at the I-17 Split.
I-10: The right three lanes remain blocked at the Split. HOV is the only lane open. All East Valley freeways are running slow.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) November 4, 2015
After being closed for over an hour, the interstate was re-opened, however, there are still significant traffic delays in the area.
OPEN: I-10 West has reopened at the Split. Right lane remains closed. Expect significant delays.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) November 4, 2015