Route 68 in Wallingford Now Open After Oil Truck Crash

By Ari Mason and Bob Connors
|  Saturday, Jun 29, 2013  |  Updated 10:56 AM EDT
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Route 68 in Wallingford Now Open After Oil Truck Crash

Scott Cimini

An oil truck rolled over, closing Route 68 in Wallingford Friday evening.

Route 68 between Research Parkway and Northrop Road is now open after an oil truck overturned while coming off I-91 in Wallingford Friday afternoon.

Police said the southbound off-ramp from I-91 to Route 68 was also closed for several hours as clean up crews worked to clear the road from oil that spilled from the truck.

The truck, owned by City Oil Company Inc. of New Britain, was carrying about 2,300 gallons of non-combustible fuel oil. The truck was attempting to turn left onto Route 68 around 4:53 p.m. Friday when the oil it was hauling shifted, causing the truck to roll over onto its side, according to police.

Some oil leaked onto the roadway and spilled into nearby storm drains. Fire officials were able to stop the leak, according to police.

The driver, 51-year-old Dwight Teal of Hartford, suffered minor injuries and was transported to MidState Medical Center, police said.

No other vehicles were involved.

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