Antifreeze seeps into Gore Creek |

Antifreeze seeps into Gore Creek

J.K. Perry

VAIL ” Approximately 100 gallons of glycol, or antifreeze, erupted from a snow melting system in Vail Wednesday and some got into the Gore Creek.

The pipe system ” which carries heated glycol under walkways to melt snow ” broke during repair. The glycol shot a couple feet into the air and spilled onto the grass 60 to 70 feet from the creek near International Bridge, said Bill Carlson, environmental health officer for Vail.

Just a few gallons seeped into the creek, Carlson said.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a minimal impact to the creek,” he said.

Firefighters contained and cleaned the glycol spill.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 748-2928 or

Vail, Colorado

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