PLEASANTON -- All lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 680 near Stoneridge Drive following a big rig crash that snarled traffic for most of Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

All lanes were opened shortly after 6 p.m. but then the CHP closed one lane briefly for a tow truck. All lanes were reopened at 6:36 p.m., a CHP spokesman said.

The crash caused about 40 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the freeway and clean up crews spent hours mopping up the spill.

The 50-year-old big-rig driver was headed north on I-680 when he lost control of his rig about 11:50 a.m. and crashed into the center divider just south of the Stoneridge Drive off-ramp, police said.

The rig crossed the divider and spread across all southbound lanes. Complaining of pain, the driver was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for treatment, police said.

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