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Tanker truck rolls and spills fuel near Port of Tacoma

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FIFE, WA -  A section of a major freeway in Washington state reopened shortly after noon after a tanker truck rolled over and spilled fuel near the Port of Tacoma.
    
Some of the 7,700 gallons of fuel the tanker was hauling spilled in the crash, which happened about 9:15 a.m. as the truck was approaching Interstate 5. The four-lane freeway closed for several hours Wednesday morning in both directions.
    
It reopened shortly after noon.
    
The driver wasn't hurt. Authorities had evacuated buildings within a half-mile radius of the scene.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Todd Bartolac said it was "a very delicate situation."

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