Interstate 10 in Banning was shut down in both directions Tuesday due to a fuel spill caused by a 9,000-gallon tanker truck rollover crash.
The solo vehicle crash was reported around 3:30 a.m., prompting the full closure of the I-10 between Ramsey and Eighth streets to remove the wreckage and allow hazardous materials crews to work the scene, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Shortly after 9 a.m., Caltrans and county fire officials reported that all westbound lanes and two of the four eastbound lanes were reopened, with about 4,500 gallons of fuel remaining on the roadway.
Caltrans advised at 11:50 a.m. via a Twitter post that all eastbound lanes would be closed again for an hour or more to offload more fuel from the tanker.
Caltrans recommended that motorists avoid the eastbound I-10 until further notice.