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Yellowstone Park Tanker Crash Spills 3,000 Gallons of Fuel

Road remains closed; no evidence gasoline entered Yellowstone River

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A trailer hauling unleaded gasoline spilled about 3,000 gallons of the fuel after overturning in Yellowstone National Park while en route to a delivery, park officials said Friday.

There was no evidence any gasoline entered the nearby Yellowstone River, officials said.

The tandem trailer being hauled by a tanker truck overturned Thursday morning between Fishing Bridge and Mud Volcano in an area where the Grand Loop Road runs near the Yellowstone River, park officials said.

photo of the crash scene posted by park officials showed the tanker still on the road and still attached to the trailer that was upside down in a ditch at the edge of a wooded area.

The 6-mile (10-kilometer) section of road remained closed Friday while park workers continued to assess the spill’s impacts.