Cortland County hazmat team responds to diesel fuel spill

MCLEAN, N.Y. – Crews from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Cortland County hazmat team were called to a rest area off of Route 13 Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer began leaking fuel from its gas tank.

At around 10 a.m. Wednesday, crews were called to the rest area near Route 13 and Old Dryden Road.

Approximately 80 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the truck's tank, which was somehow punctured, officials said.

Photos courtesy of the Dryden Fire Department:



Fire departments from Mclean, Cortlandville and the city of Cortland assisted with cleanup efforts.

Officials said the spill was contained by 12 p.m.


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