BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A tanker truck turned on its side on I-95, spilling biodiesel fuel across the roadway and shutting down all lanes of southbound traffic Thursday morning.
Traffic cameras in the area near mile marker 197 show the truck on its side and liquid on the roadway. All lanes of traffic are closed southbound south of State Road 520 beginning around 10:15 a.m..
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Brevard Fire Rescue is on scene. Firefighters said hazmat crews are attempting to stop the fuel leak, which spilled approximately 7,200 gallons of fuel on the roadway.
Florida Highway Patrol said the truck overturned after the driver became distracted and that no other vehicles were involved. They said the driver had minor injures. All lanes of the road reopened by 3 p.m.
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The scene from Interstate 95 SB MM 198 this afternoon as crews tend to a fuel spill from this overturned fuel tanker in the Rockledge area. #BCFR #BrevardsBravest #Interstate95 #Rockledge pic.twitter.com/aATmYUp7h1— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) March 21, 2019
Update: I-95 southbound crash. Fuel spilled is biodiesel fuel that was contained in the tanker. Southbound I-95 traffic will be diverted at SR-520. Crews already in route to clean up.— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) March 21, 2019
The incident is SB between SR520 and Fiske Blvd on Interstate 95— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) March 21, 2019
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