UPDATE: Northbound Sullivan is Open to Traffic
Spokane Valley Deputies advise they have opened the northbound lanes of Sullivan to traffic. The southbound lanes remain closed with an estimated time to hopefully reopen them in the next 2 or possibly 3 hours.
Please use an alternate route until further notice for all southbound traffic between Indiana and Marietta.
The fuel spill estimate has been updated to approximately 500 gallons.
Semi Truck Crash Causes Sullivan Road Closure Between Indiana and Marietta Due to Fuel Spill
Spokane Valley Deputies and Spokane Valley Fire personnel are at the scene of a crash involving two semi trucks. A tanker trailer is leaking fuel which has caused the complete closure of Sullivan Road between Indiana and Marietta. The closure is expected to last several hours, and possibly a major portion of the day, as crews work to transfer the fuel from the damaged tank to another truck and clean up the fuel spill. Please use an alternate route until further notice.
On December 6, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a crash involving two commercial semi trucks on Sullivan Road. Both semi trucks were traveling south on Sullivan, just north of Sullivan Park. One truck was unable to stop and rear-ended the second tanker truck, which had stopped for traffic. The collision caused one of the tanker truck’s trailers to leak fuel (estimated 1,000-1,500 gallons of fuel).
No one was injured during the collision.
Sullivan, north and southbound, has been closed while the fuel transfer, cleanup, and investigation is conducted.
Crews are at the scene transferring fuel from the damaged trailer over to another truck. Afterward, the spill will be cleaned up, the collision will be investigated and the damaged vehicles removed.
The Sullivan closure is expected to last several hours but crews are working diligently to safely clear the roadway by this evening’s commute if possible. Please use an alternate route until further notice.