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Gasoline spills into Lapeer storm drains

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LAPEER (WJRT) -

(12/11/12) - Gasoline spilled into some storm drains in Lapeer on Tuesday.

A gas station, on Main Street, was receiving its load Tuesday afternoon when the fuel came up from underground.

Oil booms were placed in the Flint River to contain the spill.

"We did have a significant amount of gas get into the storm drain and it has traveled through the system toward the Flint River. We were able to put booms in the river to contain most of the gasoline, the DEQ has been on location," said Terry Kluge, fire chief for the city of Lapeer.

There is no word yet on what caused the gasoline to come from underground.

Demille Road, which crosses Main Street, has been closed off to traffic.

Firefighters say there was no immediate threat of danger.

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