Gasoline tank ruptured in Holly Springs, thousands of gallons leak

A major clean-up is underway after a massive gasoline leak at a gas station in Holly Springs.
March 26, 2014 8:20:13 PM PDT
A major clean-up is underway after a massive gasoline leak at a gas station in Holly Springs.

It happened Wednesday at the Exxon on North Main Street and Holly Springs Road.

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A utility installation crew struck and ruptured an underground gasoline storage tank causing more than 6,000 gallons of fuel to leak about 10 to 12 feet underground. Crews managed to drain the tank.

Luckily, most of the gas that seeped out stayed right by the tank.

"We checked all the storm drains, the water pipes and septic and sewer," said Holly Springs Fire Chief Leroy Smith. "We have no reading of gasoline."

The Exxon and a nearby Walgreens have been closed due to the leak. Other nearby businesses have been adversely affected as well.

"We've been slow since about 2:30 in the afternoon," said Little Caesars' manager Donald Sill. "People aren't able to come in which is affecting the business, affecting labor, affecting everything going on right now."

Roads in the area were closed for about four hours.

A Holly Springs official says they anticipate only partial roads closures during the rest of the clean-up.

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