UPDATE Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 12:30 p.m.
A tanker truck hauling 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled Monday night, leaving a portion of US-2 closed for several hours.
According to the Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched to US-2 and Gibb City Rd in Iron River Monday evening. The preliminary assessment determined the truck had an open valve spilling across the highway, affecting nearly one mile from Gibb City Rd to Mattson Rd. The portion of US-2 was closed for seven hours.
Emergency personnel cordoned off the area containing the spill and began steps to clear the highway.
First responders and Hazmat personnel were immediately requested and responded to the scene. The company responsible for the truck, Insight FS, was contacted and a management representative came to the scene.
One westbound lane remains closed pending further clean up and an assessment by DEQ and MDOT.
The driver was cited for misdemeanor- insecure load spilling on highway.
The Iron River Police Department, West Iron River Fire Department, Ironwood Fire Department/Hazard Responders, Iron County Road Commission, MDOT, Aspirus EMS, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division all responded to the scene.
IRON RIVER — ABC 10 has confirmed a report that regarding a Diesel truck leaking fuel on US 2 just outside of Iron River.
Gibbs City Road to Wild Wood Road is closed as police are handling the situation. There’s no word of any injuries or how much fuel was spilled onto the highway.
Stay with ABC 10 and ABC10UP.com for the latest on this developing story.