Tanker leaks tar onto Interstate 17 in Phoenix, shuts down 7th Avenue ramp

Jan 28, 2019, 5:56 AM | Updated: 6:41 pm
(Twitter Photo/@Arizona_DPS)...
(Twitter Photo/@Arizona_DPS)
(Twitter Photo/@Arizona_DPS)

PHOENIX — A 24-ton tanker leaking tar shut down a ramp on Interstate 17 in central Phoenix early Monday and an unrelated wreck on the freeway created more issues.

The leaking truck forced a closure at the southbound Seventh Avenue ramp and along the frontage road shortly before 5 a.m., the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

Lanes near the spill reopened around 7:30 a.m., but the ramp remained closed until 2 p.m.

No other details were immediately available.

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Tanker leaks tar onto Interstate 17 in Phoenix, shuts down 7th Avenue ramp