EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSRoute 21 Re-Opens In Jackson County, WV, After Diesel Spill
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Nov. 8, 2013 4:01 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 8, 2013 9:15 PM EST
Fairplain , Jackson County , West Virginia
W.Va. Route 21 near Fairplain has reopened, following clean-up of a diesel spill from a tractor-trailer accident on Friday.
The highway had been shut down after a truck wrecked and spilled diesel into the sewer system.
Emergency crews were still at the scene of a diesel spill on Friday that shut down W.Va. Route 21 in Jackson County.
Carrie Bly, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation, said more than 100 gallons of diesel spilled into the sewer system. A truck wrecked and spilled the diesel in Fairplain near the Dollar General store.
Firefighters said the driver of a Dollar General tractor trailer was backing up and hit a concrete barrier on the lot, ripping out the truck's diesel tank.
Crews said the road would be shut down until at least 9p.m.
State Police said Route 21 in Jackson County in Fairplain was shut down Friday afternoon after a tanker truck wrecked and spilled diesel on the roadway.
The incident happened near the Dollar General store.
A hazardous materials situation was reported Friday afternoon in Jackson County, W.Va., 911 said.
The situation was outside the Dollar General store in Fairplain.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia State Police and the Ripley Fire Department were at the scene.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
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