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Gasoline tanker rolls at I-94, Gratiot Avenue in Detroit

Fuel spills onto freeway

An gasoline tanker rolled onto its side March 1, 2020 on I-94, closing the off-ramp to Gratiot Avenue.
An gasoline tanker rolled onto its side March 1, 2020 on I-94, closing the off-ramp to Gratiot Avenue. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A gasoline tanker rolled onto its side Sunday afternoon on the eastbound I-94 off-ramp to Gratiot Avenue on Detroit’s east side.

Officials said there are about 7,000 gallons inside the truck and the only fuel that has leaked has been from the truck cab’s gas tank.

No injuries have been reported.

Video from the scene can be seen below.

According to the Michigan State Police, the truck was traveling too fast on the ramp just before 4 p.m., causing the truck to roll over.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Detroit police, and Hazmat teams were on the scene.

The exit ramp to Gratiot Avenue was closed for hours on Sunday.


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