• I-4 reopen after overturned trailer, fuel spill caused lane closures in Polk Co.


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - The eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 were reopened Monday evening in Polk County after a crash, according to authorities.

    Officials said that a Ford-150 pick up truck was towing a trailer, carrying a generator, when its tire blew out, causing the trailer to overturn at mile marker 58 in Davenport.

    The generator and about 120 gallons of fuel spilled onto the eastbound lanes, according to troopers.

    Hazmat crews arrived at the scene and began cleaning up the spill, authorities said.  

    "I'm about to run out of gas, so I decided maybe I can make it and there's just no getting by," said driver Chantal Eckolf.

    Troopers said a wrecker removed the generator off the roadway.

    United States Marine Darein Young said he did not want to spend his Memorial Day stuck in traffic on his way to the airport.

    "I have to be back on base, so I'm just trying to get there because I have to be there by 9 o'clock tonight," said Young.

    No one was injured, troopers said.

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