UPDATE: Highway 38 in Douglas County fully reopens after fuel tanker crash

Update (06/16/23, 3:55 p.m.)On Friday, June 16, Highway 38 fully reopened six miles west of Drain following an extensive fuel spill cleanup.

Original story: DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – A fuel tanker spill in Douglas County will slow traffic on Highway 38 for at least a week.

On Wednesday morning, a semi-truck hauling gasoline and diesel crashed on Highway 38 near milepost 45.

The crash triggered a complete closure of the highway that lasted several hours.

By Wednesday afternoon, the roadway was open to one lane of traffic controlled by flaggers.

On Thursday, the Oregon Department of Transportation said the ongoing cleanup of approximately 1,247 gallons of diesel and 771 gallons of gasoline will slow traffic until at least June 15.

Flaggers will direct traffic 24 hours a day until cleanup and road reconstruction is completed.

Motorists are being told to expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

For the latest updates, visit http://www.tripcheck.com.

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