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Flipped 18-Wheeler Blocks I-30 For Early Morning Drivers

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DALLAS (KRLD) – For the second morning this week, a crash involving an 18-wheeler has closed down a major freeway during the morning rush hour.

Eastbound I-30 in East Dallas near Lawnview was blocked during the early morning hours Wednesday because of complications from a crash.

Just before 4 a.m. an 18-wheeler traveling eastbound out of downtown Dallas jackknifed and rolled, coming to rest across all of the eastbound lanes.

Immediately, diesel began spilling from the semi’s saddle tanks,¬† and much of the fuel ran off into White Rock Creek below.

Dallas Haz-Mat crews were called in to help contain the spill while heavy equipment was brought in to upright the 18-wheeler.

The driver of an 18-wheeler was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Eastbound traffic was heavily backed up as drivers were re-directed to surface streets where a detour was in place to route traffic around the blockage. Westbound traffic was also slowed by a crash that may have been due to a driver being distracted by the initial crash.

On Monday, part of the Sam Rayburn Tollway in McKinney was closed for hours due to a fatal crash.

For the latest traffic information and updates, including alternate routes, check out our traffic section at cbsdfw.com/traffic.

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