Traffic alert: Westbound I-40 closed back open after large fuel spill

DEL CITY, Okla. – Drivers along a busy interstate were forced to find an alternate route after a fuel spill on Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 2 p.m., officials shut down westbound I-40 near Sunnylane Rd. due to a large fuel spill.

Officials say a large fuel tanker began leaking fuel along the highway.

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It was reopened around 3:38 p.m.