Northfield Village — Customers who purchased diesel fuel at the Circle K gas station at 10216 Northfield Road yesterday after 9:40 a.m. should have their fuel tanks drained to prevent damage to their engines, said Jack LaMonica, Chief of Staff of the Summit County Fiscal Office.
Circle K spokesperson Elizabeth Smith said the company is investigating the situation and added customers who are having issues with the diesel fuel should go to the gas station and fill out a report. A receipt would be helpful, but is not required, she said.
LaMonica told the News Leader that a customer Wednesday evening informed workers at the gas station and the fiscal office’s weights and measures division that he smelled gasoline in the diesel fuel he had pumped into his vehicle at the gas station. He said the gas station closed the pump last night and an inspector from the fiscal office arrived there this morning and confirmed the contamination.
He said the gas station’s diesel fuel tank had been filled around 9:40 a.m. yesterday.
“It was determined that the [fuel truck] driver had a leak in the transfer line, thus causing regular fuel to enter the diesel tank,” LaMonica said.
He said the fiscal office has made arrangements to inspect the gas station’s diesel tank once it is cleared of contamination.
He said motorists who may have purchased the contaminated fuel should have their fuel tanks drained and should not drive their vehicles to prevent damage to their ignition and fuel injection systems.
Eric Marotta: 330-541-9433