Overturned truck spills 150 gallons of fuel into creek

Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-15 17:29:49-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — An accident involving an overturned semi carrying cement has traffic snarled on Hull Street in Chesterfield County Tuesday afternoon.

Chesterfield Fire’s Lt. Jason Elmore said one lane of westbound Hull Street at Doss Road was back open as of 4:30 p.m.

Firefighters and hazmat crews were called out after a truck carrying dry cement ran off the right side of the road and overturned. When that happened, one of the truck’s two fuel tanks began leaking diesel fuel.

Chesterfield environment engineers said about 150 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into a small creek beside the road.

Elmore said the driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to St. Francis Medical Center.

The driver of the truck as charged with reckless driving.

Stay with and CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.