• Officials: Up to 600 gallons of diesel fuel spills into Rowan County creek

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    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - Crews are cleaning up after up to 600 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a Rowan County creek Thursday morning.

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    Firefighters said a tanker truck was putting fuel into storage tanks around 8:15 a.m. when something happened and the fuel started leaking.

    Officials said 400 to 600 gallons spilled into a nearby drainage ditch, which goes under Highway 152 and into a creek in Rockwell.

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    Crews dammed up the ditch to prevent more fuel from getting into the creek.

    It's unclear if the State Department of Environmental and Natural Resources is investigating or how long the cleanup will take.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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