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Truck Spills Fuel in Greenville

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A tractor-trailer driving on Greenville Boulevard had a fuel tank punctured by a steel rod. The puncture caused the fuel tank to leak, spilling over 30 gallons of diesel fuel on the road. The trucking accident happened near 10th Street. Some of the fuel spilled into the Tar River.

“We were able to get there fairly quickly and put some sand on it and block most of it,” Barrett said.

“Traffic was the biggest issue, keeping traffic away from (the spill) and keeping it from getting into the river,” she said.

Greenville Police Department officers blocked traffic at the intersection of U.S. 264 Bypass and Old Pactolus Highway and at Greenville Boulevard and 10th Street.

Traffic was blocked from the area for a few hours. The Division of Water Quality’s Surface Water Protection Section did not believe the small volume of fuel that entered the river would have an environmental impact. No one was injured in the accident.