(BATAVIA) Firefighters prevented diesel fuel leaking from a semi truck from getting into a creek in northwest suburban Batavia Friday afternoon.
A semi truck began leaking fuel on Douglas Road just west of Kirk Road in Batavia about 2 p.m., according to a release from the Batavia Fire Department.
The fuel was flowing down an incline into area storm sewers that connect to Mahoney Creek, the fire department said.
Once firefighters arrived, they blocked the flow of the fuel from flowing down into the storm sewers, according to the fire department. Help was called for more “diking material” and the leak was contained to the street.
Other crews got ahead of the fuel that already reached the sewers and prevented it from getting into the creek, the fire department said.
Investigators learned the semi truck’s drive shaft broke apart and tore the fuel connections between the truck’s saddle tanks, according to the fire department.
The fire department said the last crews left the scene about 5 p.m. and cost of the cleanup was not immediately available.
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