A multiple vehicle accident closes down portions of West 16th Street this afternoon.
That accident happening around noon at the intersection of West 16th and Peninsula Drive. When emergency crews arrived on scene, they discovered a diesel spill over much of the roadway and making its way into the sewer system.
Portions of West 16th were closed after a hazmat team was called in to contain the spill. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
Assistant Chief of West Lake Fire Department, Dennis Albrewczynski, says, “This is probably gonna be a mess for a while; I’m thinking that this street will probably be closed for most of the day if not longer”.
West Lake Fire Department, West Ridge Fire Department, Millcreek EMA, and Millcreek Paramedics were also on scene.