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Big rig jackknifes, spilling fuel on I-5 in Del Mar

Posted at 5:46 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 11:19:36-05

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - A big rig with two trailers jack-knifed on southbound Interstate 5 in Del Mar early Thursday morning, spilling gasoline onto a freeway embankment.

The crash happened at 3:15 a.m. at Via de la Valle as heavy rain moved through the area.

One of the trailers overturned and was left resting on top of the guardrail at the San Dieguito lagoon.

A gas tank ruptured on the semi, and firefighters worked to build a dirt dam to prevent some 70 gallons of fuel from spilling into the storm drain and lagoon.

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The driver was not hurt.

Hazmat teams were deployed to the scene for the cleanup.

The scene was clear by 8 a.m.