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.
The driver was not hurt.
Hazmat teams were deployed to the scene for the cleanup.
The scene was clear by 8 a.m.