UPDATE @ 9:15 a.m.:
Hazmat and fire crews have completed cleanup after a mechanical issue caused a semitrailer to spill gallons of diesel fuel onto Interstate 70 in Clark County Tuesday morning.
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Investigators said the driveshaft of the semitrailer broke just before 8 a.m. and ruptured the fuel tank.
Hazmat crews were requested to help clean-up around 20 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled onto the highway.
The right lane of eastbound I-70 was initially blocked just before the I-675 interchange. All lanes reopened shortly after 9 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
Additional details were not available.
Hazmat crews have been requested following a large diesel fuel spill from a semitrailer on Interstate 70 in Clark County Tuesday morning.
The incident was first reported as a broken-down semi in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near I-675 just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Reports indicate a mechanical issue caused a fuel tank to rupture and sent gallons of diesel fuel onto the highway.
Our crew on scene reported that traffic was crawling about a half-mile from the crash site, and the Ohio Department of Transportation has reported that the right lane is blocked. ODOT estimated a five-minute traffic delay for drivers in the area.
No injuries have been reported.
We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this story as we learn more.
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