Belpre Speedway gas station closed after fuel spill

BELPRE, Ohio - (WTAP) - The Speedway gas station located at the corner of Farson Street and Ohio State Route 7 in Belpre reopened early Friday morning after being closed because of a fuel spill.

Firefighers confirmed that a pump began leaking fuel onto the pavement and spilling into Farson Street early Friday morning. Authorities have not said how much fuel spilled.

The cause of the spill remains under investigation, but firefighters said it was not the result of a vehicle driving off with the pump's hose attached.

Crews used an absorbant material to contain and clean up the spill.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was not called to the scene because crews were able to contain the spill before it entered into any storm drains.