FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A fuel tanker overturned on a busy Fort Lauderdale highway and led to road closures, Monday.

Around 9 a.m., the semi-truck crashed on Interstate 595, near Interstate 95, and landed on the median of the east and west lanes of the highway.

According to FHP, a vehicle and the fuel tanker were both traveling in the westbound lanes. At one point, a sideswipe occurred and the tanker veered into the grass median and overturned.

Authorities are offloading 9,000 gallons of gas into a second trailer. The process is expected to last several hours.

As a result of the incident, both directions of I-595 were shut down but have since reopened. The entrance to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and to Port Everglades were also effected.

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