I-94 WB in Allen Park open after fuel spill

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Allen Park — Westbound Interstate 94 at Oakwood reopened Thursday afternoon after police, fire and HAZMAT officials cleaned up a massive fuel spill that closed the lanes Wednesday night.

No one was injured in the crash that occurred 11:45 p.m. Wednesday when a truck driver lost control and smashed into a retaining wall, which caused the truck to roll and then leak about 11,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

Police, fire and HAZMAT officials work to clean up a massive fuel spill that closed westbound Interstate 94 at Oakwood at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The crash, in an area between Oakwood and just past the M-39 intersection, caused fuel to leak into the interchange, MDOT officials said. Police also closed ramps from the Southfield Freeway to I-94.

All lanes and ramps reopened by 2:30 p.m. Thursday.


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Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.