UPDATE: At Least 4,000 Gallons of Crude Spilled in Oscoda County
A developing story out of Oscoda County involving an oil spill. Mapes Road from Zimowske Road to Valley Road is shut down after a tanker truck carrying crude oil flipped. The sheriff says the trucker lost control around a corner and the truck ended up on its side. Authorities estimate between 4,000-5,000 gallons of crude oil have spilled. The semi was carrying approximately 15,000 gallons. A private clean up crew from Kalkaska is on the scene and expect to be working through the night. The Department of Environmental Quality and HAZMAT crews are also there, overseeing the clean-up. The truck driver has minor injuries. The sheriff says residents along the closed section of Mapes Road are not being displaced, but through-traffic is not allowed. Fox 32 will continue to bring you the latest updates.