Tanker Flips, Spills Oil in Waterbury

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013  |  Updated 8:05 PM EDT
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Tanker Flips, Spills Oil in Waterbury

An oil truck flipped on its side at Hamilton Avenue and Lake Pearl Road in Waterbury this afternoon and between 50 and 100 gallons of fuel have spilled, according to the fire department and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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Hamilton Avenue in Waterbury was closed around 6 p.m. on Tuesday so crews could clean up an oil spill caused by an overturned tanker truck.

The truck flipped on its side at Hamilton Avenue and Lake Pearl Road in Waterbury Tuesday afternoon and spilled between 100 and 150 gallons of oil, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The remaining oil was drained from the 3,000 gallon tanker and the truck was uprighted around 6 p.m., according to the DEEP.   They closed the road to clean up the oil that leaked from the truck.

Hamilton Avenue reopened around 8 p.m.

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