Fuel leak prompts closure of I-5 off-ramp

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ENCINITAS, Calif.  — Diesel fuel leaking from a tractor-trailer prompted authorities to close an Encinitas freeway off-ramp Wednesday.

A caller told the California Highway Patrol shortly after 7 a.m. that enough fuel had spilled onto the exit from northbound Interstate 5 to Leucadia Boulevard to leave a puddle. The trucker summoned a cleanup crew.

The off-ramp was subsequently shut down and a SigAlert was issued, according to the CHP.

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