Fuel tank rupture causes hazmat spill

Published 10:46 am Tuesday, April 9, 2019

UPDATE: The road has reopened.

Earlier: A sudden stop caused a fuel tank rupture to a tractor-trailer on Holland Road Tuesday morning, resulting in a hazardous materials spill.

The incident was reported at 7:15 a.m. It happened near the intersection with Grove Avenue, according to a city press release. There were no injuries.

First responders were able to contain the diesel fuel spill to the adjacent drainage ditch, the press release stated. Fire Marshal Chuck Chapin said there is no danger to the public or waterways.

In addition to crews from Suffolk Fire & Rescue, a private hazardous materials clean-up crew has also responded.

The affected westbound right lane is expected to remain closed for several hours, the press release stated.