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Roads have reopened after an 18-wheeler spilled roughly 300 gallons of diesel this morning all over Hwy. 538, Hwy. 169 and Hwy 1.
Just before 5:30 a.m., CPSO received a call about fuel leaking from a truck going south on Hwy. 169. Deputies stopped the 18-wheeler at Hwy. 538 and North Market Street.
Sgt. EJ Parker said the leak started at Croom St. in Mooringsport on LA-538 after the landing gear of the truck was clipped at the train tracks. No train was involved.
The State Highway Department and the oil company involved sanded the roadways and worked on the cleanup.
Soundbound lanes from Mooringsport to Blanchard and northbound lanes from Blanchard to where the truck was stopped were closed for several hours.
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