A mail truck and a car collided in an accident on Route 13 in the town of Homer late Thursday afternoon.
According to a release from the Homer Fire Department, two individuals involved in the accident sustained injuries. TLC Ambulance performed a medical assessment of the individuals and handled further medical treatment.
In the midst of the accident, fuel and oil leaked from the vehicles, which caused a traffic issue in the process.
As the Homer Fire Police set up a traffic control zone to maintain a safe area for firefighters and tow services, Homer Fire Department laid down hazardous material containment blankets in a ditch to “contain the runoff” from the vehicle fuel tanks that ruptured, the release stated.
“Crews constructed an underflow dam to limit the spread of the oil/fuel mixture by allowing clean water to flow under the dam while the less dense oil/fuel is captured on top,” noted in the release.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will follow-up with additional actions required for clean-up. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office was also on scene.