Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:52am
I-495 reopened after tractor-trailer crash
Updated Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:28am
Southbound Interstate 495 has been reopened after being closed for several hours Thursday morning due to a tractor trailer accident and fire in the southbound lanes just south of the I-95 split in Claymont.
Delaware State Police say the semi hauling a load of latex developed a flat tire, hit a guardrail and came to rest shortly after 5am.
The impact caused the fuel tank of the tractor to rupture, spilling about 50 gallons of fuel on to the roadway.
A piece of wood underneath the vehicle caught fire but was quickly extinguished.
The driver wasn't hurt. The roadway was reopened after about four hours.
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