Small pipeline leak near Suck Creek Road

Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) — Early Saturday afternoon, the Hamilton County Emergency Services Haz-mat team and the Chattanooga Fire Department Haz-mat team worked a pipeline leak off Suck Creek Road near the boat ramp.

Assistant Chief Danny Hague with the haz-mat team says that the leak was a “very small leak of gasoline.”

Assistant Chief Hague also says that the pipeline belongs to Colonial Pipeline.

According to the Chattanooga Fire Department, the haz-mat teams used absorbent materials and deployed containment booms out of an abundance of caution on Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River. Shoal Creek empties into the Tennessee River.

Assistant Chief Hague says that no evacuations are necessary and that the leak is not a threat to the public or the environment.

Chattanooga Fire says that the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department provided a boat to put the containment booms on the Tennessee River.

According to Chattanooga Fire, Colonial Pipeline technicians will repair the pipeline and will be responsible for any cleanup.

**Photo from Asst. Chief Danny Hague

Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Chattanooga Fire Department and other agencies are on the scene of a small pipeline leak off Suck Creek Road.

Chattanooga Fire has said on Twitter that no evacuations are necessary.

According to tweets from the Fire Department, the leak is from a Colonial gasoline pipe.

Chattanooga Fire says the line has been shut off so repairs can be made.

News 12 will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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