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Right lane of NB US-131 near 12 Mile to remain closed through Feb. 17 for cleanup after fuel spill

Since the Jan. 24 fuel spill, crews have been working to clean up contaminated soil. The closure is expected to last through Feb. 17.

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The right lane of northbound US-131 near 12 Mile Road in Algoma Township is expected to be closed through Feb. 17 for cleanup after a tanker truck spilled fuel along the road.

Michigan State Police say the crash happened around 2 a.m. on Jan. 24 when the driver lost control on the icy road. The truck drove off the roadway and rolled, spilling approximately 4,000 gallons of fuel. 

The driver sustained minor injuries. 

Crews worked to empty the remaining fuel out of the truck and pull it upright. The roadway was closed to traffic entirely and slowly opened back up that afternoon. 

Since then, crews have been working to clean up the contaminated soil. Environmental services responded to the scene and environmental cleanup will continue through Feb. 17. The right lane will remain closed for the duration of the work.

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