Rolled over tanker spills 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt near Cle Elum
CLE ELUM, Wash. -- A rolled over tanker spilled about 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt Wednesday morning near Cle Elum, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.
The tanker was carrying about 7,000 gallons of the liquid asphalt.
State Patrol says the off ramp of eastbound Interstate 90 exit 84 will remain closed throughout the night and into tomorrow for cleanup.
The incident happened after the tanker was exiting on the off ramp and went off to the left shoulder. That is when the tanker rolled and landed on its side in a ditch, spilling the liquid asphalt.
State Patrol and Washington State Department of Transportation are on the scene. Only minor injuries have been reported, according to State Patrol.