MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis fire crews spent Saturday afternoon cleaning up a diesel spill along a section of Interstate 94 north of the city.
Not long before noon, a pickup truck with a hole in the fuel tank in its saddle leaked about 50 gallons of diesel along northbound I-94, the Minneapolis Fire Department said. The leak caused MnDOT to close the exit at 53 North Avenue. It has been reopened since then.
Fire crews used sand to absorb some of the fuel and blocked a nearby sewer. Minnesota Pollution Control was tapped to see if any fuel got into the drain.
Fire hazard teams temporarily plugged into the truck’s leaking gas tank, officials said. Trucking company contractors were also called in to assist with the cleanup effort.
No injuries have been reported in connection with the spill.