Shortly after noon the Auburn Fire Rescue Department along with the Mass State Police were called to the Mass Pike eastbound near the Southbridge St. overpass for a reported tractor trailer truck rolled over. On arrival found the truck leaking diesel fuel from its saddle tank. Approximately 50 gallons of fuel was spilled on the roadway while another 100 gallons was contained and pump off the truck.

TT Accident Mass Pike 4-15-14

Photo courtesy Auburn Fire Rescue Department.

 

Firefighters contained the spill with haz mat pads and booms, and dropped a boom in the river on Central St. next to the Auburn Mall to contain any possible runoff. Mass DEP was called to the scene along with the Auburn Water District and Mass DOT. The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital by Fire rescue Ambulance with minor injuries.