14-hour cleanup complete after tanker spills 1,000 gallons of gas
After about 14 hours from the time the call came in, the 1,000-gallon petroleum spill from a Sloan Petroleum Transport tanker that took place early Wednesday evening, has been cleaned up.
Ypsilanti Township Fire Department Captain Larry James told AnnArbor.com in a previous report crews were dispatched at 5:18 p.m. to 3105 E. Michigan Ave., in Ypsilanti Township. The Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Team also responded to the call.
Two tankers not attached to a tractor were propped up next to each other in the back of a parking lot when the right tanker collapsed. The right tanker knocked down the left one and caused a puncture to the right tanker.
The puncture caused 1,000 of the 9,000 gallons of gasoline the tanker contained to spill. The left tanker was unharmed.
There were no injuries and no roads were closed for cleanup. There also were no wetlands, streams, buildings, vehicles or other tankers affected by the spill.
All of the remaining fuel has been off-loaded and, according to officials with the Ypsilanti Township Fire Department, the cleanup is complete and went smoothly.
Chelsea Hoedl is an intern reporter for AnnArbor.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.