Fuel spill shuts down northbound I-55 lanes near downtown; 2 injured in nearby wreck

Fuel spill shuts down northbound I-55 lanes near downtown; 2 injured in nearby wreck

Fuel spill shuts down northbound I-55 lanes near downtown; 2 injured in nearby wreck

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 24 at 3:58 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- All lanes of a section of northbound Interstate 55 were shut down for a couple hours on Tuesday due to a fuel spill from a tank on the side of a tractor trailer.

According to MoDOT, the ruptured tank leaked 130 gallons of diesel fuel over a half mile on I-55 just past Park Avenue.

The interstate was closed near downtown, causing lengthy delays while crews cleaned up the mess.

In a separate incident, two people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a vehicle wrecked near the scene of the fuel spill.

The cause of that wreck is unknown.

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