A fuel leak on U.S. 17 northbound caused multiple lanes of traffic to be shut down Saturday morning into the afternoon.
The leak, in the area of 1596 S. Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach, had closed several lanes of traffic around 10:55 a.m. Saturday when North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety officials sent out an alert. North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Patrick Dowling said the leak came from a refrigeration truck, and the fluid spilling from it was from the tank that powers the truck’s refrigeration, not its gas tank.
Dowling said the Department of Health and Environmental Control was called out to the scene to determine if there had been any environmental impacts, and warned there could be a delay in the area for two to three hours.
No one has been injured, and Dowling said the driver pulled over when he noticed fuel leaking from the truck. Dowling said there was a heavy traffic backup in the area.
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