Overturned tanker leaking fuel, closes portion of Yadkin Rd. in Chesapeake

Chesapeake

Courtesy – Chesapeake Fire Department

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police closed the area around Yadkin Road and Dandridge Way for several hours on Saturday afternoon after an overturned tanker started leaking fuel.

Chesapeake Fire Department officials say the call for the incident came around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Police officials said the tanker was carrying 8500 gallons of gasoline.

The CFD Foam Team sprayed a foam covering over the leaking fuel truck to suppress the explosive vapors being released.

The Hazardous Materials Team also secured the leaks to minimize the environmental impact of the leaking fuel.

The Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Team and Foam Team worked the incident as police redirected traffic.

Officials say the driver of the truck was treated and released by EMS with minor injuries.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 Yadkin Road has reopened to traffic at Dandridge Way.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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