Fuel Spill Causes Major Headaches on Weber Road

A truck that lost its gas tank at Weber and Normantown resulted in more than 100 gallons of fuel being spilled and an all-day cleanup process, officials said.

A semi-tractor truck that leaked about 100 gallons of diesel fuel onto Weber Road at Normantown forced the closure of two lanes of traffic for more than nine hours Monday, Romeoville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Mike Flaherty said.

The leak was caused by the truck losing one of its fuel tanks while it was in the southbound turn lane waiting to turn east on to Normantown Road, Flaherty said in a news release on the incident.

A Romeoville Level 2 Hazmat response team was called to the scene at about 8 a.m. to contain the fuel while a clean-up company removed the substance, he said. The work took all day, finishing after 5 p.m. and causing major traffic congestion in the area, he said.

The Romeoville Police and Public Works departments and the Romeoville Emergency Management Agency also assisted at the scene.



diana greenberg November 20, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Phew, I thought it was major car wreck


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