Diesel Spill Closes Portion of US 98 Near LHS

Drivers have had to detour U.S. 98 between Hollingsworth Road and New Jersey Road this morning. Crews have been cleaning a diesel fuel spill in the roadway near Lakeland High School that closed the southbound lanes. No injuries were reported in the 7:30 a.m. incident, and there’s no danger to the school or students, according to the Lakeland Fire Department. Traffic has been detoured onto Hollingsworth Road. Police and an environmental cleanup team are expected to remain on the scene until early afternoon.