An 18-wheeler rolls over late Monday night, cutting off the transition from the eastbound Loop 101 to Interstate 17 northbound. Bart Graves with D-P-S says, that wasn’t the only problem—a massive fuel spill called in haz-mat crews to rid the on-ramp of gallons of spilled diesel fuel, which became an overnight ordeal.

Graves says, from the moment of the rollover to cleaning up the mess from the on- ramp., the transition was shut down for over six hours. It finally reopened around five thirty a.m. Tuesday morning.

Graves says the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.

–Barbara Villa

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