IL Route 64 reopens after 8,000 gallon gasoline leak near Route 47 – Kane County Connects
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More than 8,000 gallons of gasoline were lost, environmental impacts are still being assessed, and IL Route 64 was closed for two days after an unusual pipe leak at a Shell gas station on the IL Route 64 just east of IL Route 47 in the Lily Lake area.
According to the media of the Daily Herald and Shaw MediaShell station owners construct new fuel piping system.
Rainwater filled the underground storage area, causing three of the seven fuel tanks to float. The tanks ruptured and thousands of gallons of gasoline spilled into a nearby drainage ditch and retention area.
The firefighters of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District responded at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday (April 6, 2022) and authorities quickly cut power to the Shell station as well as an adjacent property.
Representatives from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of the Fire Marshal of the State of Illinois and the Village of Lily Lake also responded.
IL Route 64 has been closed until Thursday, according to a Facebook post on the Kane County Sheriff’s Office page.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency officials continue to assess damage to the environment, according to a Shaw Media report.