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Tanker Spills Ethanol on Highway 17

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Credit: Washington Department of Ecology Credit: Washington Department of Ecology

MOSES LAKE, WA - Highway 17 south of Moses Lake is open again after a large ethanol spill.

The Washington State Patrol says at least 1,000 gallons of ethanol spilled from a tanker trailer after it flipped over on the highway. 

Troopers say the driver lost control on Tuesday and hit a guard rail. The tanker eventually stopped, blocking both lanes. 

The roadway closed for about 12 hours while the Environmental Protection Agency cleaned up the spill. The EPA brought in a crane to help lift the tanker.

Troopers say they cited the driver for driving too fast in the conditions. No one got hurt.

 

 

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