Tractor-trailer spills 9,000 gallons of gasoline

A tractor-trailer crashed in Linden Wednesday, spilling 9,000 gallons of gasoline and forcing a partial closure of Ro...

Posted: May 31, 2018 5:27 AM
Updated: May 31, 2018 5:27 AM

A tractor-trailer crashed in Linden Wednesday, spilling 9,000 gallons of gasoline and forcing a partial closure of Route 1/9, according to police.

The driver of the tractor-trailer attempted to make a left turn on southbound Route 1/9 at Stiles Street when the vehicle turned onto its side, officials with the Linden Police Department said.

The tanker then burst, spilling 9,000 gallons of gasoline on the roadway.

Route 1/9 is now closed in both directions between Pleasant Street and South Wood Avenue.

Union County Hazmat personnel are working to coordinate the cleanup efforts.

The driver suffered minor injuries and has been treated and released, police said.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 18°
Albert Lea
Overcast
21° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 8°
Feels Like: 14°
Austin
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 19°
Charles City
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 21°
Rochester
Overcast
22° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 13°
More snow Friday with a chance for freezing rain
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Ribbon cutting at Mason City multipurpose arena

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Friday

${item.thumbnail.title}

StormTeam 3: Friday's Snow

Image

Hergert off to the big leagues

Image

How to avoid a pileup

Image

The cost of living

Image

Liquor sales are up..again!

Image

House fire in Austin

Image

Kmart parking lot moves forward

Image

Sean Weather 12/12

Community Events