Fuel Spill from Main Street Gas Station Contained

Fuel Spill from Main Street Gas Station Contained
October 09, 2015

BELTON -- City of Belton emergency responders helped contain a fuel spill early Friday morning at the Gulf gas station on the corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue.

The spill, estimated to be about 50 gallons, occurred at about 4:30 a.m. as storage tanks at the station were being filled. The fuel flowed southward into a nearby storm drain, where it was contained before it could travel further into the drainage system.

The Belton Fire Department used an absorbent material to remove fuel from the pavement and gutter, and Grones Environmental Services cleaned the storm drain.

The spill had minimal impact on traffic. The northbound right-hand turn lane from Main Street to 6th Avenue was closed during morning commute hours to allow workers to clean the storm drain.

This is the second fuel spill at that location within the past seven months. The last one was on March 23 was estimated at 75 gallons.