Big rig fuel leak closes Homestead Ave in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Police closed a section of Homestead Avenue while they off-loaded fuel from a leaking tractor-trailer Friday night.

Holyoke Police Lt. Manuel Reyes told 22News that the truck driver noticed diesel fuel leaking from his tractor’s tanks about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The Holyoke Fire Department is in the process of removing the remaining fuel from the tanks, before the formal clean-up can begin. Lt. Reyes said the Environmental Protection Agency has been called in, and the city’s DPW will facilitate the clean-up operation.

Holyoke Police have closed a section of Homestead Avenue from Route 202, Westfield Road to Pynchon Road.

The fuel removal and cleanup is expected to take until some time Saturday, according to Lt. Reyes.

The truck was not hauling any hazardous cargo.

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