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Semi collision causes I-90 fuel spill

Mon., July 18, 2011, 6 p.m.

A four-vehicle crash involving two tractor trailers spilled about 50 gallons of fuel on Interstate 90 Monday evening.

No one was injured in the collision, which blocked three lanes of eastbound traffic just west of Division Street beginning at 5:11 p.m. The crash fractured a diesel fuel tank, which spread the fuel over about 100 yards on the freeway.

Hazardous materials experts with the Spokane Fire Department built dikes to stop the fuel from flowing into storm water drains.

The spill was contained by fire officials, as well as officials with Washington State Patrol and the Washington Department of Transportation.

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