New Berlin gasoline spill, cleanup delayed hours

New Berlin emergency crews responded Thursday, March 9 to a gasoline spill at a gas station at the intersection of Calhoun and Greenfield.

Officials say the spill happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was reported that up to 70 gallons of gasoline spilled during the transfer from a delivery semitruck to the underground storage tank. The incident was not reported until approximately 5 a.m. on March 9 by nearby residents.

New Berlin police, fire, emergency management, stormwater management and streets departments then immediately responded and began to mitigate and contain the area. It was determined that gasoline entered the stormwater system into a nearby creek. 

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City agencies are coordinating with a hazardous materials clean-up company to continue the efforts the city initiated Thursday morning. Officials are actively monitoring the situation to ensure public safety. 

Officials say, right now, there is no risk to residents and no cause for alarm.