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Yellowstone Park tanker crash spills 3,000 gallons of fuel

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

Associated Press

Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – A trailer hauling unleaded gasoline spilled about 3,000 gallons of the fuel after overturning in Yellowstone National Park while en route to a delivery, park officials said Friday.

There was no evidence any gasoline entered the nearby Yellowstone River, officials said.

The tandem trailer being hauled by a tanker truck overturned Thursday morning between Fishing Bridge and Mud Volcano in an area where the Grand Loop Road runs near the Yellowstone River, park officials said.

A photo of the crash scene posted by park officials showed the tanker still on the road and still attached to the trailer that was upside down in a ditch at the edge of a wooded area.

The 6-mile section of road remained closed Friday while park workers continued to assess the spill’s impacts.

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