Route 12 reopens after hazmat team clears Richmond intersection

RICHMOND – After remaining closed for about nine hours, Route 12 and Burlington Road have been reopened.

The roads were temporarily closed in both directions near their intersection after a semi started leaking fuel after a minor crash with a pick-up truck about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The roads were reopened around 7:30 p.m.

At least 10 fire departments responded to the scene where McHenry County Sheriff's officials said a hazmat team was working to clean up roughly 100 gallons of diesel fuel that was spilled in the crash. Richmond Fire Department was able to stop the diesel from leaking into nearby ditches.

There were no injuries in the crash.

–Northwest Herald