Cleanup efforts are taking place this afternoon in Vail after a support vehicle containing diesel fuel spilled approximately 50 gallons over a 400 yard section of the westbound lane on West Meadow Drive. The spill occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 24 as RMS Cranes of Denver was working to deliver an emergency generator to Vail Valley Medical Center as part of its west wing construction project. Members of VVMC’s construction crew (as pictured) noticed the spill and immediately stopped the vehicle, assessed the situation, set up cones to prevent tracking, and contacted Vail Fire & Emergency Services.
At the request of Vail Fire & Emergency Services, Cleanwater Cleanup Company, based in Breckenridge, was called out and arrived on scene at approximately 12:15 p.m. to initiate cleanup where the work continues this afternoon. Traffic control operations are in place to enable one-way vehicular circulation through the area. The spill has been contained and none of the fuel has leaked into the stormwater system.
The Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have been notified.
For more information, contact Vail Fire Marshal Mike Vaughan at 970-479-2252.
Photo: VVMC construction crew members spreading a sorbent material.