|Diesel Spill Makes A Mess|
Marshall County and Lewisburg emergency personnel spent a very cold busy day outside Wednesday cleaning up a diesel spill north of Ellington Parkway.
According to Bob Hopkins of the Emergency Management Agency, someone had a leak in a diesel fuel tank leaving a trail of spilled fuel over approximately 12 miles of roadway. When the diesel spilled on the already wet roads it created a very slick glass-like substance. City and County emergency workers had to follow the trail that began at Holly Grove Road then to Robin Hood Road then back to Long Distance Road then to Farmington-Belfast Road and then to Phillips Road. They had to distribute an oil dry substance along this route so that the roads would be safe for vehicles to travel.
Since this path covered areas of the city and the county, the EMA office was assisted by Lewisburg Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Hwy Department, Lewisburg Street Department, Lewisburg Fire Department, Farmington-Richcreek Volunteer Fire Department, and the Belfast Volunteer Fire Department. Working together they had the roads back in working order before 3:00 pm Wednesday afternoon.