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Truck Diesel Fuel Leak Causes Traffic on Route 50

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An overturned tractor-trailer leaked diesel fuel onto Route 50 Thursday morning. As the crews attempted to clean up the spill it caused significant traffic backups.


Crews were called to Route 50 westbound near the exit for Busch’s Frontage Road at 2:15 a.m. for a report of a single-vehicle crash, said Capt. Russ Davies, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.


Responders found a tractor-trailer had overturned and was actively leaking diesel fuel onto the road, Davies said.


All westbound lanes were closed for at least three hours, Davies said, as the fire department assisted crews with the Maryland Department of the Environment to contain the spill.


Davies added the truck had about 180 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of the crash. He did not know how much leaked out but said Hazmat teams were able to contain the leak.


No injuries have been reported, he added.


As of 7:45 a.m., the left lane of westbound Route 50 was still closed, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.


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