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Fuel spill on Gowanus Expressway closes lanes

June 22, 2015 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Gowanus Expressway. File photo courtesy of John Quaglione
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A fuel spill from a truck closed westbound lanes on the Gowanus Expressway near the intersection of the Prospect Expressway early Monday afternoon.

According to NYPD and FDNY spokespersons, the accident was called in around 1:30 p.m. As of 3 p.m., three westbound lanes were closed, while one was still open.

The Fire Department sent Hazmat (hazardous materials) trucks and other units to clean up the scene, the FDNY spokesperson said.

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The westbound Prospect Expressway runs into the Gowanus Expressway in the South Slope, near Third Street and Hamilton Avenue. Both roads are part of Interstate Highway 278.

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