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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (CBS) – Two jackknifed trucks in far southwest suburban Romeoville prompted authorities to close a major road and call a hazardous materials response Friday morning.

CBS 2’s Megan Glaros reports Weber Road is closed in both directions between Lakewood Falls Drive and West Highpoint Drive, due to the trucks that jackknifed at Taylor Road.

The trucks are also spilling diesel fuel, so a Level 1 Hazmat response was called.

Last year in Romeoville some distance from the scene of the accident, an oil pipeline ruptured, causing 256,000 gallons of crude oil to leak into a retention pond and the City of Romeoville waste water treatment plant.

The closure of the pipeline following the Sept. 19, 2010, incident also disrupted the supply of crude oil to Midwestern refineries, which in turn translated into higher prices at the gas pump for consumers.

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