Judd Road in Monroe to be Closed for 48 Hours After Fuel Spill

Judd Road in Monroe is closed after a truck crashed and spilled about 1,770 gallons of heating fuel.

Officials from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said an oil delivery truck carrying more than 2,100 gallons of fuel went off the road Monday morning and crashed into a tree, damaging the tank and spilling fuel.

DEEP was called in to mitigate the spill and said they recovered around 380 gallons from the cargo tank, so 1,770 gallons made their way to the ground.

DEEP is now working with an environmental contractor to come up with a recovery plan. 

Police said the road is closed between North Street in Easton and Hattertown Road. It is expected to remain closed for 48 hours, but residents have access to their homes during the clean-up process.

While there is no sign of fuel in Pootatuck River, crews will dig a ditch to protect the surface water from oil, according to DEEP.

Residents and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the road block and Easton police said that the Board of Education was working with the bus company to ensure students were dropped off at the correct bus stop.

Several homes in the area rely on private wells and quality tests will be conducted if DEEP determines that heating oil could impact those wells.

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