Imperial, California - Today at approximately 3:15 p.m. the Imperial County Department of Public Works (ICDPW) was notified by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office dispatch that a diesel fuel spill had occurred at Austin and Brewer Roads in Imperial.  ICDPW arrived on site within minutes and with the assistance of Imperial County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol, officials proceeded to close Austin Road from Worthington Road to Aten Road.

EFR Environmental Services, Inc. has been dispatched to safely and appropriately clean up the hazardous material.  We are asking residents to please avoid the area while the closures are in place and use alternate routes.  It is estimated that Austin Road will be reopened by tomorrow afternoon.

Again, please avoid the area until the closure is lifted.  ICDPW and partners are working diligently to address the situation in a timely manner.  The community’s patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.