On 4/3/2022 at approximately 11:00am, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at Portage and Alcott St. PSO’s arrived to find a motorcycle had struck a semi-truck. During the crash, the motorcycle struck the fuel tank on the semi-truck which caused approximately 40 gallons of diesel fuel to leak onto the street. A portion of the fuel leaked into the storm drain before Public Safety and Public Works personnel arrived to stop the leak. After this event a no contact order was announced for the Portage Creek in impacted areas.
In coordination with Kalamazoo Public Services, EGLE, and the Kalamazoo County Heath Department the no contact advisory for the Portage Creek as been lifted.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety extends its thanks to all contributing departments and agencies.
Authority: Lt Charles Treppa