Long Beach cleaning up spilled fuel on railroad tracks

Long Beach Police and Public Works are in the process of cleaning up a fuel leak on the tracks at Lang Avenue.

Assistant Chief Bruce Carver said an 18-wheeler crossed the tracks at Lang, which is too steep to cross. As a result, the truck pulled its fuel tank off the truck, spilling fuel on the roadway and the tracks.

A westbound train was stopped before it got to Lang, which blocked crossings from just east of Lang Avenue to Jeff Davis Avenue. Public Works was brought in to help with the cleanup.

Carver said the driver was to be cited for using a crossing that was not for truck use.

While the train was stopped, motorists had to go west to White Harbor Road to cross the tracks, or east to Cleveland Avenue.


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