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5,000 Gallons of Gas Spilled in Yellowstone National Park On Friday

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By Joshua Wood, tourism/business reporter

Nearly 5,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline were spilled in Yellowstone National Park following a single-vehicle rollover of a fuel truck Friday morning.

According to park officials, a fuel tanker truck lost control on U.S. Highway 191 near mile marker 16. This section of highway runs through the western portion of the park.

Authorities are investigating if any fuel entered nearby Grayling Creek. No injuries were reported.

The southbound lane of the highway is blocked, but passable in both directions with traffic control in place. Officials said motorists should expect delays. 

This isn’t the first gasoline spill to happen in Yellowstone National Park. Two years ago, another tanker spilled 3,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline between Mud Volcano and Fishing Bridge Junction.

The incident is under investigation.

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