Rt. 47 reopens after fuel spill causes closure

November 3, 2013 6:28:22 AM PST
Route 47 reopened Sunday after it was closed between I-90 and Big Timber Rd. near northwest suburban Huntley due to the clean-up of a diesel fuel spill after a three-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck.

The accident happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday when a car made a U-turn, causing the semi to swerve in an effort avoid the car and wound up going into a ditch on the east side of Route 47, and then back onto the road, coming to rest on the west shoulder.

A gas tank ruptured on the semi and caused approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel to leak onto the road and into the ditch.

No one was injured in the crash.


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