LBJ Reopens After Crash, Spill

Fuel spill on roadway closes highway for hours

Sunday, Nov 4, 2012  |  Updated 9:36 AM CDT
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LBJ Freeway partially closed Saturday morning between Josey and Marsh Lane after an overnight crash spilled diesel fuel onto the highway.

Mark Schnyder, NBC 5 News

LBJ Freeway partially closed Saturday morning between Josey and Marsh Lane after an overnight crash spilled diesel fuel onto the highway.

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An overnight crash spilled diesel fuel onto I-635 LBJ Freeway, closing part of the highway for more than seven hours early Saturday.

The westbound lanes of I-635 between Josey and Marsh Lane closed from 2 a.m. until about 9:30 a.m. when two lanes were reopened to traffic.

One car skidded out of control on the fuel and caused a few other minor wrecks before the roadway was shutdown.

Cleanup crews used sand to soak up the spilled fuel, but waited for it to dry before re-opening the lanes. Traffic was diverted onto the frontage road.

NBC 5's Mark Schnyder contributed to this report.

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