Ice Caused Rollover in North Haven

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013  |  Updated 10:24 AM EDT
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Portions of Rte. 5 and Defco Park road were closed after a tanker rolled over and spilled 2500 gallons of fuel, Thursday morning.

Portions of Rte. 5 and Defco Park road were closed after a tanker rolled over and spilled 2500 gallons of fuel, Thursday morning.

Route 5 in North Haven has reopened after a truck apparently slid on black ice and rolled over.

A truck from Diesel Direct, based in Stoughton Massachusetts, rolled over on Washington Avenue at Defco Park Road after traveling over an icy bridge at 2:40 a.m., according to fire officials. The driver was not hurt, but the road was closed.

The truck was carrying around 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded.

The fuel traveled down a hill approximately 1/8 mile and reached storm water catch basins along Route 5, according to DEEP. They believe all the fuel was contained before reaching the Quinnipiac River.

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