COLUMBIA — Seventy-five to 100 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled at the intersection of Bernadette Drive and Tiger Lane at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The fuel traveled along gutters on Bernadette Drive and Tiger Lane, and several gallons of fuel entered the stormwater inlet near Ash Street, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department.
The incident happened when a fuel tank on an automotive transport truck was separated from the frame, and the fuel was released as the tank was drug along the street.
The Department of Natural Resources was notified of the spill because fuel entered the stormwater system. Crews worked to absorb the fuel.
Tiger Lane was closed during the incident, and Bernadette Drive was closed from Worley Street to Ash Street for approximately two and a half hours.
Wednesday afternoon, the city was preparing to flush the fuel out of the pipes and to clean the streets with street-sweepers, according to the release.
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