Fuel Spill After Accident

by Katie McGraw on March 25, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency was called to the scene of a car-garbage truck accident this morning that resulted in a fuel spill.

It happened around 10 AM at the intersection of Northpointe and Fairview roads. Zanesville police say the driver of the truck failed to yield at a flashing red light and crashed into a car. Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Jeff Jadwin says the truck’s tank ruptured spilling 50 gallons of fuel on the road and into a nearby creek.

"Yeah its all over the roadway from the point of the impact to the where the truck stopped here,” said Jadwin. “With the tank ruptured, it was pouring out onto the ground so the fire department builds some dikes and dug some trenches to keep it from moving farther but with it being all of the roadway it has gotten into the water way some."

Jadwin says the EMA is called to the scene if there is a spill of more than 25 gallons of fuel.

"They will have to contract with a clean up contractor and we just have to oversee that all the work is done and it is properly cleaned up. The company that owns the garbage truck will be responsible for the payment with the local contractor to clean it up. "

The driver of the car was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. Her condition is not known at this time.