Fuel spill

VANTAGE - A significant fuel spill from a tanker trailer Wednesday morning has led to westbound Interstate 90 being shut down at the Vantage Bridge.

Trooper John Bryant says the driver, pulling two tankers filled with gasoline, was heading across the Vantage Bridge when he noticed the exterior pipe to the rear tanker had ruptured, spilling fuel on the interstate.

The truck driver pulled over just before the Vantage exit and tried to stop the fuel flow but was unsuccessful. As of 11:30 a.m., Bryant says fuel continues to spill from the tanker. It’s unclear how much fuel has been released. Bryant added the spill has not impacted the Columbia River.

A Department of Ecology cleanup crew is enroute to the scene. There is no estimated time to reopen westbound I-90. Detours are available along state Route 26 and state Route 243.

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