Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh reopens after fuel tanker leak closed road

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Haz-mat crews responded to the scene of a gas leak from a ruptured fuel tanker that closed Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh Sunday night.

The incident was reported around 9:15 p.m. at the Circle K gas station at 3289 Avent Ferry Road, according to Raleigh police.

A fuel tanker was transferring fuel into storage tanks at the gas station when the tanker ruptured and began leaking, according to Raleigh fire officials.

Crews were able to later patch the leak despite some fuel leaking from the tank. The tanker continued to deliver fuel into storage tanks at the gas station, however, part of the tanker was blocking Avent Ferry Road.

Avent Ferry Road was closed from Gorman Street to Greek Way, according to police. The road was reopened by 2:30 a.m.

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