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MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) - A Hazmat team has been called in to clean up a fuel leak on a Union Pacific train. The train stopped in Maplewood, MO but it’s believed the leak started miles before. Maplewood Police say there is no threat to the public at this point because the leak has been stopped and the train has been moved away.

The smell of diesel fuel was still noticeable in the area early Tuesday morning.

The intersection at Sutton and Railroad was blocked off for a time while authorities investigated the situation.   Nobody was hurt and there were no evacuations.

Police say the leak was in the last car of the train known as the pusher locomotive. Apparently, the train crew noticed the fuel gauge going down quickly and realized something was wrong.  Investigators think the leak started in the Ballwin area out by Kiefer Creek and went on for several miles.

There is no word on how exactlymuch fuel leaked out or how the leak started. The Union Pacific Hazmat team is slated to arrive here around 10:00am to clean up what the fuel leak left behind.
Website: Union Pacific Railroad