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Sandy Fire cleans fluid spill from Highway on Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Sandy Fire District, with aid from Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation, cleared spilled transmission fluid from Highway 26 between 362nd Avenue and Bluff Road, closing one lane of the road for an hour in the process.

According to Division Chief Jason McKinnon, Sandy Fire responded to the scene after someone came into the department to report a fuel spill. Eventually it was found that transmission fluid was leaked from a freight liner which broke down near Bluff Road.

The fourteen personnel on scene closed the right lane of Highway 26 and used three bags of absorbant material to soak up the fluid.

Although there were no issues with runoff, the road was closed for about an hour so Sandy Fire personnel could keep drivers from spreading the liquid or skidding in the slick material and causing additional accidents.