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UPDATE: Crews to Finish Clean-up on Route 21 Sunday

By: Anna Baxter; Michael Clouse Email
By: Anna Baxter; Michael Clouse Email

UPDATE 11/8/13 @ 11:40 p.m.

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ) -- Route 21 in Ripley, West Virginia will be restricted Sunday as crews clean up a fuel spill that took place Friday afternoon.

The spill shut down Route 21 for three hours Friday afternoon.

Upwards of 150 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled after a semi-truck split open it's gas tank on a concrete barrier.

While crews were able to get the above-ground contaminates cleaned up, the extensive work will take place Sunday.

"They'll have to bring in heavy equipment and actually dig up the landscape and it will be hauled off for contaminated waste," said Ripley Fire Chief Richard Gobble II.

If you will be driving on Route 21 Sunday, please allow extra time for your travel.


UPDATE 11/8/13 @ 6:50 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Route 21 is back open after a diesel spill in Ripley.

Walter Smittle, director of Jackson County Emergency Services, tells WSAZ.com that a large truck was involved in an accident and leaked 100 gallons of diesel fuel near the Dollar General in Ripley.

Smittle says the fuel went into a nearby drainage system and a small stream. A HazMat and environmental crew have contained the spill, and crews will be out Saturday to clean it up.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/4/12 @ 10 a.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Route 21 is closed after a diesel spill in Ripley.

Walter Smittle, Jackson County Emergency Services Director, tells WSAZ.com a large truck was involved in an accident and has leaked 100 gallons of diesel fuel near the Dollar General in Ripley.

Smittle says the fuel has gone into a nearby drainage system and a small stream. A HazMat and environmental crew are on the scene working to contain the spill.

Route 21 is closed near the Dollar General Store in Ripley. Smittle says drivers should use Cedar Lake Drive or the interstate to get into Ripley.

Route 21 is expected to be closed for a while.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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