NB I-17 reopens after fatal tanker crash at Loop 303 - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

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NB I-17 reopens after fatal tanker crash at Loop 303

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One person was killed and traffic on I-17 in both directions was blocked when this tanker crashed early Friday morning. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety) One person was killed and traffic on I-17 in both directions was blocked when this tanker crashed early Friday morning. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
Crews cut into the tanker that rolled after the crash. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety) Crews cut into the tanker that rolled after the crash. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
Spilled oil covers some lanes of I-17. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety) Spilled oil covers some lanes of I-17. (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Northbound Interstate 17 has reopened at Jomax Road after a fatal tanker crash and oil spill Friday morning.

Rush-hour traffic was blocked in both directions on Interstate 17 for the crash and hazardous materials call near State Route 303 early Friday morning.

An Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman said northbound I-17 was restricted to two lanes until about 3:30 p.m. as crews continued to remove the asphalt oil spill.

The truck crashed on the median barrier about 5 a.m., killing the unidentified driver and spilling oil from the top of its tanker.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT's Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 511.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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