Fuel tanker leaks gas at Genesee County rest area - WNEM TV 5

Fuel tanker leaks gas at Genesee County rest area

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Fenton Twp. rest area- photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Transportation. Fenton Twp. rest area- photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Transportation.
FENTON TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

A fuel tanker carrying gasoline was forced to pull into a Genesee County rest area after gas leaked out of the tanker of the truck Thursday.

The incident happened on northbound U.S. 23 in the Fenton area. The tanker was from Webster and Garner Oil Company, based out of Clio, MI.

The driver alerted 911 officials of the leak and began filling a 5-gallon bucket with the fluid as it spilled from the tanker.

The bucket quickly began overflowing and over 300 gallons of gasoline then began spilling onto the pavement.

Fenton Township Fire and Police showed up on the scene, stopped the leak and contained the fuel. Officers then put down an absorbent to help soak up the mess.

Another tanker truck was called in to help transfer the fuel.

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