60 Freeway Partially Closed After Big Rig Overturns, Spills Fuel

A freeway was partially closed near El Monte early Tuesday after a big rig overturned and spilled diesel over the road.

The truck overturned on the westbound 60 Freeway east of the 605 Freeway in Avocado Heights just before 1 a.m, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

Two lanes were closed after 30 gallons of fuel spilled over the freeway, while the northbound 605 Freeway to the westbound 60 Freeway transition road was also shut. Firefighters and CHP personnel used shovels to put dirt on the spill.

No one was injured and the road reopened at about 4:20 a.m.

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