YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A fuel tanker truck that lost control and rolled over in Yellowstone National Park spilled around 4,800 of unleaded fuel this morning, according to the Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs Office.
In the early morning hours of August 19, a fuel tanker truck lost control and rolled over near mile marker 16 on U.S. Hwy 191, a section of highway that runs through the western portion of Yellowstone National Park, the press release states.
“An estimated 4,800 gallons of unleaded fuel spilled as a result, and it is unknown if any entered nearby Grayling Creek,” according to the public affairs office.
Currently, the southbound lane of the highway is blocked, but is passable in both directions with traffic control in place. Motorists should anticipate delays.
National Park Service crews responded immediately. Mitigation cleanup efforts are ongoing.
There were no injuries.
This incident remains under investigation and the park has no additional information to release.
Yellowstone thanks those who responded to the scene, including Hebgen Basin Fire and EMS units, cleanup and mitigation contractors and NPS staff.