Fuel Spill Causes I-95 Delays
– September 3, 2013 11:14 am
DALE CITY, Va. -- Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a fuel spill on Interstate 95.
A tractor trailer headed north on I-95 at mile post 155 in Dale City ran off of the highway while attempting to avoid colliding with another car while switching lanes. At 2:10 p.m., the truck hit a Jersey wall and ruptured its right fuel tank, which sent diesel spilling across two of the three northbound travel lanes, said police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.
No one was injured and the tractor trailer remained upright during the incident.
“Traffic was diverted into the HOV lanes to give VDOT the space to safely operate and complete the substantial cleanup process of the fuel. Cleanup was completed and road was interstate was reopened to traffic at 6:50 p.m. Monday,” stated Geller in a press release.
Traffic delays built as far south as Stafford County, where variable message sign boards were posted at Garrisonville warning drivers about the incident 12 miles ahead.
The crash happened during the busy Labor Day travel holiday. All lane construction lane closures had previously been suspended by the Virginia Department of Transportation until noon Tuesday.