300 gallons of diesel spill on Tennessee interstate after collision

Credit: Morguefile

Credit: Morguefile

tractor-trailer and another vehicle crashed on a Tennessee interstate near Memphis, causing 300 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the roadway.

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According to Memphis fire officials, crews were on the scene of I-240 westbound at Airways Boulevard to detour all westbound lanes around the spill.

Officials said when the vehicles crashed, the fuel tank on the 18-wheeler was ruptured, causing approximately 300 gallons of diesel to spill out.

Westbound traffic on I-240 was backed up for miles as lanes surrounding the crash were shut down.

Eastbound traffic was not affected.

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