Watertown Fire Rescue called to clean up diesel fuel spill on I-29

June 8, 2022
Mike Tanner

SOUTH SHORE, S.D.–Watertown Fire Rescue provided mutual aid to the South Shore Fire Department early this morning after a semi was involved in an incident that involved leaking diesel fuel.

The call came in around 2:30 a.m. on a report of a southbound semi that struck a piece of debris on Interstate 29 between mile markers 194 and 195.

The debris punched a hole in the passenger side fuel tank on the semi (pictured), causing it to completely drain and spill about 50 gallons of fuel.

Watertown Fire Rescue used “floor dry” to clean up diesel fuel that had pooled under the truck when it came to a stop.