Tractor-Trailer Spills 150 Gallons of Fuel on Highway in Tolland - NBC Connecticut

Tractor-Trailer Spills 150 Gallons of Fuel on Highway in Tolland

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    Tractor-Trailer Spills 150 Gallons of Fuel on Highway in Tolland
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    A tractor-trailer collided with another vehicle Saturday night on Interstate 84 westbound in Tolland, spilling 150 gallons of diesel fuel across the highway, according to town officials and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

    State police said the tractor-trailer crashed just prior to exit 69 on I-84 west in Tolland. According to town officials, the truck was hauling auto parts and both saddle tanks ruptured during the crash.

    Town officials said the tractor-trailer collided with one car and two others crashed trying to avoid the first accident. One minor injury was reported.

    A DEEP Emergency Response Team is at the scene, along with the Tolland Fire Department. According to the DEEP, the truck company is bringing in an environmental crew to clean up the spill.

    Tolland officials said weather was "absolutely" a factor in the crash. It's not clear if the leak has been contained.

    The crash is one of dozens reported around the state as temperatures plummet and roads ice over.

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