Responders Cleaning Up Diesel Fuel Spill North of Talkeetna

Associated Press

Responders are cleaning up a large diesel fuel spill north of Talkeetna following an accident involving a tanker trailer on the Parks Highway.

Officials with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation estimate more than 2,500 gallons of diesel spilled in the mishap Thursday near mile 177.

DEC says the Big State Logistics driver was hauling a 9,100-gallon tank and 5,000-gallon pup tank north -when the semitrailer slid from the road.

The driver was not hurt.

Responders are also removing the remaining fuel in the tanks.

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