FARGO — Officials are reviewing surveillance video to determine which vehicle caused a fluid leak in downtown Fargo over the lunch hour Thursday, July 11, that spread two miles into Moorhead.
Fargo Police Chief David Todd said the type of fluid and how much spilled along First Avenue North is unknown. He believes the leak is likely from a truck hauling some type of oil.
The spill started at the intersection of Roberts Street and police temporarily blocked all eastbound traffic to begin soaking up the fluid with sand.
Moorhead Fire Capt. Todd Church said his crew traced the leak to 14th Street North in Moorhead. Church said by that point, it was a "slight sheen on the road" and his department didn't apply sand on the avenue because "it was so thin, there was nothing there."
In downtown Fargo the amount of fluid on the avenue was enough concern for the Street Department to make two passes with a sanding truck.
Fargo Fire Capt. Paul Meidinger said it's safe for people to drive on the avenue, but cautioned motorcyclists. He said the Street Department will come through later to clean First Avenue North.