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Diesel Fuel Spill Causes Raleigh Traffic Snarl

Posted November 13, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— A tractor-trailer jack-knifed at the intersection of Penny and Simpkins Roads in Raleigh spilling more than 200 gallons of diesel fuel. The mixture of rain with the fuel has made that intersection very slick.

Highway Patrol officers are on the scene and Department of Transportation trucks are spreading sand.

The Highway patrol has blocked off Lake Wheeler and Tryron Roads in order to divert traffic from the area.

No injuries are reported, but authorities say it has caused a major rush-hour snarl.