Fuel Spill on Airport Road
 
By Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman
November 21, 2017
 

On Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 1045 the Westwood and Sadsburyville Fire Companies were dispatched to the intersection of Airport Road and Lincoln Highway for a fuel spill. Battalion Chief Sly had been on location and reported a no injury accident however a large amount of diesel fuel was filling the roadway from the tractor trailer involved.

When units arrived they used absorbent pigs and pads to soak up the fuel and block the sewer drain from being filled with fuel. Additionally firefighters spread absorbent across the roadway to clean it up. Additional resources were also on scene to control the spill and leak from Null’s Towing.

Rescue 44, Ambulance 44-1, Engine 31-2 and Utility 31 all responded to the incident. Fire Police were also requested from the Wagontown Fire Company. Sadsburyville and Wagontown Fire Police had the road shut down for the duration of the incident.

 
Units: Rescue 44, Ambulance 44-1
 
Over 100 gallons of fuel was leaking from this saddle tank.
Over 100 gallons of fuel was leaking from this saddle tank.
The incident occurred at Airport Road and Lincoln Highway.
The incident occurred at Airport Road and Lincoln Highway.
 
A second vehicle involved in the collision.
A second vehicle involved in the collision.
Sadsburyville firefighters control the spill from entering a storm drain.
Sadsburyville firefighters control the spill from entering a storm drain.
 
Rescue 44 on the scene.
Rescue 44 on the scene.
A vehicle being towed away.
A vehicle being towed away.
 
The tank after being plugged.
The tank after being plugged.
Valley Township Road Department assists with containment and clean up.
Valley Township Road Department assists with containment and clean up.
 
Fuel was over a large portion of the intersection.
Fuel was over a large portion of the intersection.
Rescue 44 blocks westbound traffic.
Rescue 44 blocks westbound traffic.