In the early morning hours of September 6, 2012 a semi-tractor and trailer headed southbound on US-131 in Grand Rapids, Michigan crashed into the barricades near the ramp to west bound I-196. The crash caused the large fuel tanks on the truck to burst spreading diesel fuel and fire throughout the area. Thankfully, no one was injured in the accident and the fire department and emergency cleanup contractors were on site to respond. The fuel spill, however, impacted unpaved portions of the roadway to the east and west of the ramp.
On September 11, 2012, LEI assisted Young’s Environmental Cleanup, Inc. in the excavation and disposal of around 80 cubic yards of impacted soil. Restoration activities continued into the following day with the placement of fresh top soil, seed, and erosion prevention mats.