Westbound Gandy Blvd. REOPENS after jet fuel spill
The busy south Tampa intersection came to a standstill after thousands of gallons of hazardous liquid poured from the tank. The fuel can be corrosive to asphalt so officials say it must be replaced before anyone can drive on the section of road again.
More than 6,000 gallons of fuel spilled from the tanker onto Gandy Boulevard on Tuesday.
In addition to preventing ignition, firefighters also worked to keep fuel from draining into nearby sewers.
Tampa Fire Rescue is now working with the EPA and US Coast Guard to clean up fuel that spilled into a nearby creek. A Coast Guard spokesperson estimated a couple hundred gallons made its way into the creek, which connects to Tampa Bay. Crews could be seen using skimmer trucks and absorbent pads on Wednesday in order to clean up the creek.