Highway 101 Re-Opens After Fuel Spill

Cleanup Snarled Traffic for Hours

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
POSTED: 11:45 AM PDT Sep 18, 2013    UPDATED: 07:59 PM PDT Sep 18, 2013 
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MONTECITO, Calif. -

Traffic is again moving in the northbound lanes of Highway 101 after a big rig fuel tank spill. 

Several  agencies responded.  The freeway was fully closed at 11:00 in the morning, then later limited to one lane until both lanes were cleared at 2:45 on Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators believe the truck hit some debris which ruptured a secondary fuel tank on the rig, spilling at least 20 gallons onto the roadway just north of the San Ysidro exit.

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POSTED: 03:42 PM PDT Sep 18, 2013 
Cleanup Snarled Traffic for Hours

Highway 101 is open again after diesel fuel spilled in the northbound lanes near the San Ysidro exit in Montecito.

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