- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a commercial truck that punctured its fuel tank sent 80 gallons of diesel fuel onto streets near Harbor Island during the Tuesday evening commute.

Responding officers found nearby streets made slick by the fuel as far as a mile away.

Detective Patrick Michaud says police found the disabled truck at the Alaskan Way on-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge, in a 3-inch-deep pool of fuel.

The Seattle Fire Department began sopping up the fuel and the Coast Guard was called to help prevent the diesel from reaching the Duwamish Waterway.

Michaud says it’s not known what damage the fuel may have caused.

Four other vehicles were damaged in collisions related to the fuel spill.


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