ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were shutdown in Brevard County after a tanker flipped on its side and spilled more than 7,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel onto the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
FHP says that the crash happened around 10 a.m. Thursday morning at the Fiske Boulevard interchange. The driver reportedly became distracted and lost control of the tanker. No other vehicles were involved.
The driver received minor injuries, according to the FHP. Crews were on the scene immediately and began working to clean up the fuel, which continued into the early evening hours.
Update: I-95 southbound crash. Fuel spilled is biodiesel fuel that was contained in the tanker. Southbound I-95 traffic will be diverted at SR-520. Crews already in route to clean up.— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) March 21, 2019
For several hours, southbound interstate traffic was diverted at State Road 520; however, all lanes were reopened around 2:30 p.m.