Hazmat Crews Clean Up Tanker Accident in Foxboro

(NECN: Foxboro, Mass.) - Sgt. Earl Sterling from the Massachusetts State Police is reporting to NECN that a tanker flipped over on the ramp from Interstate 95 South to 495 South

All traffic is being diverted at Exit 6B on Interstate 95 South.

The tanker spilled jet fuel, which has now been foamed

DEP is on scene and will remain on scene for another 6 hours.

The tanker was trying to get onto 495 South when it tipped over.

The driver was taken to a Rhode Island hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Interstate 95 south is closed from Exit 6B to Exit 5.

Chief Roger Hatfield from the Foxboro Fire Department spoke about how A Level 3 Hazmat crew is on the scene and working to clean up the spill.

Approximately 3500 gallons of jet fuel has spilled.


Massachusetts State Police:

Route 95 South Closed for Haz-Mat Clean-up

Route 495 southbound at Route 495 is currently closed and is expected to remain closed for several hours while Haz-Mat Crews clean up a fuel spill. Traffic is being re-routed from Route 95 south to Route 495 and then to Route 1 to by-pass Route 95.

At 4:41 a.m., a tanker-truck rolled over which caused a leak to the cargo tank and subsequently caused the shut-down for clean-up operations. The operator received minor injuries and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. His name is being withheld pending family notification of his injuries. This was a single vehicle crash.

The clean-up operation is expected to take several more hours. Troopers on the scene are anticipating that they will be able to open at least one southbound travel lane within the next hour. All Northbound lanes and ramps remain open at this time.

Travelers are encouraged to seek alternative routes as they can expect heavy traffic backup.

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