Leaking truck causes oil spill in Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Additional hazmat crews were requested to clean up an oil spill on East 64th and Washington Street Thursday afternoon.

At around 11:25 a.m., Colorado State Patrol confirmed a semi truck spilled 400 gallons of oil along a three-block area, closing the intersection’s turn lane.

Troopers say the truck didn’t crash, but a seal broke causing fuel to leak along the road. Some oil did get into the storm drain, however it is not clear how much oil got into the drain before crews could plug it up.

The Tri-County Health Department and the owner of the semi company were on the scene cleaning up the spill. There were no injuries and no other accidents reported.

The cause of the leak is still under investigation. Southbound traffic on Washington was shut down between East 69th Avenue and East 62nd Avenue during the clean up.