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Semi collision causes fuel leak, Sullivan Road closure in Spokane Valley

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Crews work to clean up a fuel spill that occurred after two semitrailer trucks collided near Sullivan Park on Thursday morning. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy)
Crews work to clean up a fuel spill that occurred after two semitrailer trucks collided near Sullivan Park on Thursday morning. (Spokane County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy)
From staff reports

A collision involving two semitrailer trucks near Sullivan Park in Spokane Valley leaked fuel onto the roadway and closed lanes of Sullivan Road to traffic Thursday morning.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported on Twitter just before 12:30 p.m. that northbound lanes of Sullivan Road had reopened after the collision, which was reported around 7 a.m., according to a news release. Southbound lanes are expected to remain closed throughout the afternoon as crews clean up the spill, estimated at about 500 gallons.

One of the trailers involved in the collision rear-ended the other headed southbound on Sullivan, just north of the park on the banks of the Spokane River.

There were no injuries reported in the collision.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes while the cleanup continues. An investigation into the incident is continuing.

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