Fuel tanker rollover, spill shuts down Motor City Drive


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Motor City Drive between 8th Street and East Motor Way has reopened to the public, along with area businesses, after an early morning fuel spill.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department said a tanker truck carrying 2,000 gallons of diesel and 6,000 gallons of gasoline rolled over just before 4 a.m. It happened on the Motor City curve near the Porsche dealer and Suss Superstore.

The City of Colorado Springs said thousands of gallons of fuel have spilled into Fountain Creek south of Motor City, but the fuel spill did not contaminate the domestic water supply. HazMat is on scene securing the leak. Anyone downstream from the spill is asked to stay out of waterways, but there is no threat to the public if they stay out of the creek, according to the city.

Colorado Springs City Streets Division brought in sand to set up containment berms before a wrecker could upright the truck. Around 9 a.m. the tanker was up-righted onto its wheels.

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