JFPD, MVFD Hazmat Respond to Fuel Leak on Interstate 64

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson Fire Protection District and Mt. Vernon Fire Department Hazmat Team responded to an incident on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County at 11:43 Monday evening.

A semi with a ruptured saddle tank was leaking diesel fuel near the eastbound Rest Area around milepost 85. By the time crews could begin plugging the leak, an estimated 100 gallons of fuel were on the ground.

Once the leak was corrected, cleanup took approximately two hours with assistance from Rend Lake Towing.