Tractor-trailer crash causes fuel spill, traffic delays on I-91

  • This semi truck was involved in an accident that spilled 80 gallons of diesel fuel on southbound I-91 in Easthampton Tuesday morning. —KEVIN GUTTING / Gazette Staff

  • Crews work on cleaning up a fuel spill from a tractor-trailer accident on southbound I-91 at a bridge over the Manhan Rail Trail in Easthampton Tuesday morning. —KEVIN GUTTING / Gazette Staff

  • Diesel fuel spilled from a tractor-trailer accident on southbound I-91 early Tuesday morning has pooled in areas of standing water just below the highway along the Manhan Rail Trail in Easthampton. —KEVIN GUTTING / Gazette Staff

  • Diesel fuel from a tractor-trailer accident on southbound I-91 in Easthampton on Tuesday morning has pooled below covering some of the growth along the Manhan Rail Trail. —KEVIN GUTTING / Gazette Staff

  • Absorbent material has been placed at three different areas near the Manhan Rail Trail in Easthampton to contain a diesel fuel spill from a tractor-trailer accident on southbound I-91 early Tuesday morning. —KEVIN GUTTING / Gazette Staff

  • Traffic on I-91 southbound in Easthampton, just south of Exit 18, was reduced to one lane Tuesday morning following a tractor-trailer accident that spilled about 80 gallons of fuel. —KEVIN GUTTING / Gazette Staff

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Published: 8/2/2016 10:21:17 AM

EASTHAMPTON – A tractor-trailer jack-knifed on I-91 south early Tuesday morning, colliding with a guardrail and spilling 80 gallons of diesel fuel, according to Massachusetts State Police. 

The crash occurred at 4:15 a.m. between exits 17 and 18, State Trooper Dustin Fitch said. It caused heavy traffic back ups that continued into mid-morning while a clean up was underway. 

A 39-year-old man from Haydenville was driving the tractor-trailer and no injuries were reported, according to State Police. 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Northampton Fire Department responded to the scene. The tractor-trailer was removed from the highway by 6:45 a.m.

 


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