A tanker carrying a full load was spilling approximately five gallons of crude oil a minute after being in a single-vehicle traffic collision on the Southbound Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake, according to L.A. County Fire officials.
The incident was reported around 10:14 a.m.
A SigAlert was issued closing lanes 3 and 4 on the southbound side near Vista del Lago Road. It was still in effect as of 1:09 p.m.
One person was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with minor injuries.
The vehicle was near the edge of the roadway and some oil dropped 100 feet down a cliff.
Hazmat responded to the collision as well.
The tanker was spilling oil for at least five hours on Sunday.