SUFFOLK, Va. — The City of Suffolk said a single-vehicle tractor trailer accident on Holland Road lead to a hazmat spill Thursday morning.
There weren't any injuries reported in the accident, and a spokesperson said the truck wasn't carrying a load when it crashed between Pioneer Road and Chappell Drive.
A release said the vehicle ran off the road, overturned in a ditch and was righted. The fuel tank started leaking while the vehicle was tipped over, and completely ruptured once it was set back upright.
Diana Klink, a representative for Suffolk, said this spilled fuel onto the roadway, into the ditch and eventually, into a nearby stream.
"A private hazardous material cleanup company is currently on scene along with a representative from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality," Klink wrote.
Some of the eastbound lanes of the road were closed at 12:45 p.m., while law enforcement and cleanup crews responded to the incident.
Public works was expected to continue to divert traffic from the area for several hours.