Mechanical issue causes semi fuel spill on I-70 in Clark County

Hazmat requested for large fuel spill from semi on I-70 in Clark County

MAD RIVER TWP., Clark County — 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.

FIRST REPORT

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.