HOUSTON - The Gulf Freeway s southbound lanes were blocked near Telephone Road due to a fuel spill Wednesday.

A Houston Fire Department hazmat team responded the scene.

Traffic was being forced to the frontage road, causing a traffic backup to near downtown until the scene was cleared around 1:30 p.m.

About 25 to 30 gallons of fuel spilled onto the road, officials say.

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