Roads closed following gas truck leak in Oak Park

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Roads have been closed in a Detroit-area community as crews work to clean up a fuel spill.

A tanker was delivering fuel to an Oak Park gas station Monday when it clipped a valve and spilled hundreds of gallons of gas.

Gary Shore with the Oakland County hazardous materials team tells WWJ-AM some of the fuel entered the sewer system.

He says the fear is "gasoline vapors would find a source of ignition, and we'd have a large fire in the sewer system."

WDIV-TV reports a few businesses nearby were evacuated due to concern the fuel could ignite.

The state Department of Environmental Quality was expected to be at the spill site on Tuesday.

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