Fountain Boulevard reopens after crash, fuel leak

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Crews clean up a diesel leak after a crash on Fountain Boulevard Wednesday morning. / Courtesy Colorado Springs Fire Department

Crews clean up a diesel leak after a crash on Fountain Boulevard Wednesday morning. / Courtesy Colorado Springs Fire Department

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A portion of Fountain Boulevard in southern Colorado Springs was closed for several hours Wednesday morning due to a crash and fuel leak.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Firefighters said a semi-truck and a pickup were involved. Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the fire department.

Westbound Fountain Boulevard was closed at South Academy Boulevard while crews cleaned up a diesel leak from the semi’s saddle tank, which ruptured in the crash.

All lanes of traffic reopened by 10 a.m.

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