Semi-trailer fire, fuel spill close SB lanes of I-5 near Tualatin

NORWOOD, Ore. -- All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Tualatin are closed because of a semi-trailer that caught on fire and is leaking diesel fuel onto the freeway.

The semi spilled 150 gallons of diesel fuel, the Oregon Department of Transportation reported.

Crews have put out the fire and are now trying to mitigate the fuel spill by damming up drains. The Hazmat team has responded to the scene.

Photos: Semi fire shuts down I-5

All southbound freeway traffic is being routed northbound to Interstate 205. Officials are asking the public to avoid the area, use an alternate route and expect delays.

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