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All Lanes Of SR 37 In Bloomington Now Open

Indiana State Police say cleaning up a fuel tanker spill from Sunday took longer than expected.

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    SR 37 North bound lanes still have not been completely reopened since Sunday's crash.

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    SR 37 North bound lanes have not been completely open since Sunday's accident.

Updated 7/17/2013 3:00 p.m.

State Police Sergeant Curt Durnil confirmed Wednesday aftenroon that all the lanes of State Road 37 in Bloomington have been reopened.

Original Post 7/16/2013 12:53 p.m.

Part of State Road 37 in Bloomington is still closed after a fuel tanker spill on Sunday.

The south bound lanes are open, but the north bound lanes are being closed intermittently, and the Department of Environmental Management is still cleaning up the area.

“Unfortunately we are causing some back up in traffic and causing some delays on the northbound side. Southbound is open,” State Police Sergeant Curt Durnil says. ”They aren’t continuously shut down but they are intermittently shutdown.”

Crews have removed all the contaminated soil from the median but are still cleaning up on the east side of the road just south of Vernal Pike.

“They ran into some issues along the way and they stopped to take care of those, so I would say no more than a couple of days,”  IDEM spokesman Barry Sneed says.

Durnill says originally crews thought they would have the spill cleaned up yesterday, but given the magnitude of the spill, it is taken longer than expected.

He would not say when SR 37 would completely reopen.

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