Middlebury Fuel Spill Occurs Early Tuesday Morning; 266 Gallons Undergoing Clean-Up

The incident occurred at the Middlebury Shell gas station. Rush hour will not be affected, according to police.


On Tuesday, April 24, at approximately 12:44 a.m, the and were dispatched to the Middlebury Shell Gas Station located at 520 Middlebury Rd. for a fuel spill.

A tanker truck owned by C. White & Sons of Rocky Hill spilled approximately 266 gallons of diesel fuel while fueling the gas station. The incident was the result of a valve malfunction, Lt. Richard Wildman stated in the press release.

The Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department contained the leak to the grounds of the gas station and the shoulder area of Middlebury Road.

C. White & Sons contacted a clean-up company which was on scene at 3:15 a.m., according to the e-mailed press release from Lt. Wildman.

"The clean-up contractor, Connecticut Tank Removal, is spreading speedy dry on the fuel and vacuuming the product up," Lt. Wildman said. "The clean up should take no more than two to three hours and rush hour should not be affected."

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is on scene and supervising the clean-up effort. No water ways were affected, Lt. Wildman said.


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