Hundreds of gallons of fuel spilled in Provo

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jun 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-18 21:01:25-04

PROVO — A large diesel truck leaked several hundred gallons of diesel fuel at a Provo construction site Tuesday.

The truck was at the site of the new Nuskin building under construction at 27 S Freedom Blvd.

Provo City Fire Department personnel initiated the cleanup before turning it over to a private contractor.

Capt. Dean York, Provo City Fire Department, said some of the leaked fuel went down a storm drain.

“There was about 100 gallons of fuel into the storm drain, we mitigated that by putting a dirt dyke, stopping it from more fluid loss,” he said. “[We] Notified the health department as well as the water systems, so they knew it was coming so they could keep the cleanup on that end.”

There were no injuries reported.