Early Morning Fuel Spill at Belton Gas Station Contained
Belton firefighters and an environmental cleaning crew worked together to contain a fuel spill early Monday morning.
The gasoline spill, estimated at around 75 gallons, occurred at the Major Band gas station on the corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue around 3:40 a.m. as storage tanks 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.
Firefighters used an absorbent material to remove the fluid from the pavement and gutter while a crew with TAS Environmental cleaned the storm drain. The northbound turn lane from Main Street to 6th Avenue was closed during morning commute hours while cleanup was underway.