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Tractor-trailer crashes, causes fuel leak on I-75

Southbound traffic backed up for about 4 miles near Royal Palm Blvd.

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WESTON, Fla. – A tractor-trailer overturned Tuesday morning on Interstate 75, prompting the closure of all southbound lanes.

The crash near Royal Palm Boulevard snarled southbound traffic for several hours.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver said another vehicle cut him off, causing him to lose control and crash. A fuel tank was ruptured in the crash, leaking about 50 gallons of fuel.

Sky 10 was above I-75 as workers were cleaning up the debris.

The FHP was directing vehicles onto the far right shoulder during the cleanup.

Traffic was backed up for about four miles.

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