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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tanker spills gasoline into JoCo storm drain

Posted: February 4, 2013 - 4:38am
Updated: February 4, 2013 - 5:41am

Overland Park authorities are investigating after a tanker truck spilled approximately 100 gallons into a storm drain while attempting to refill underground storage tanks at a gas station. The incident was dispatched at 4:16 a.m..

The scene is the QuikTrip, located at 9200 Santa Fe Drive just west of 87th Street & Antioch Road.

Crews from the Overland Park Fire Department are on scene working to contain the spilled gasoline.

The fire department's hazardous material team is on the scene.

The Kansas Department of Emergency Management and Johnson County's Department of Health and Environment have both been notified of the spill and are responding to assess the spill and begin clean up.

Officials say that firefighters have been monitoring the air in the storm drains to make sure that there no danger of an explosion. At this time, levels are said to be safe.

Police have closed several streets in the area. The QuikTrip parking lot and fuel pumps are partially blocked off, but the store and a few pumps remain open.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the spill remains under investigation.

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