Crash causes fuel spill in Elk Grove Village near O'Hare

One lane was closed along southbound Elmhurst Road at Devon Avenue in Elk Grove Village after a crash that caused a fuel spill, officials said.

A pickup truck collided with the side of a semitrailer truck with a full tank of diesel fuel just after 9 a.m., spilling 55 gallons, according to Lt. Kyle Seegers of the Elk Grove Fire Department.

Crews were able to contain 45 gallons of the fuel, according to Seegers. Ten gallons got into a sewer line, but crews were able to absorb it with pads and hazmat tools before it got into the waterway, Seegers said.

Authorities had been concerned the fuel would leak into a pipeline that connects to O'Hare, Seegers said, but there was no trace of it when crews performed tests.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District was on the scene and called a company for cleanup, Seegers said. All lanes of traffic have since reopened.

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