For Immediate Release
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Media Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Email: [email protected]
Littleton Police and Fire Departments Respond to Diesel Fuel Spill
LITTLETON — Police Chief Matthew Pinard and Fire Chief Scott Wodzinski report that the Littleton Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a fuel spill yesterday afternoon.
On Thursday, Dec. 12, at approximately 12:37 p.m., police and fire personnel were dispatched to The Point, located on Constitution Avenue, for a report of a truck leaking diesel fuel at the rotary.
The first responding officer found a Budweiser delivery truck in the rotary leaking fuel and blocking traffic. The officer was also informed that there was a secondary spill located on Great Road at the traffic lights where the truck had been waiting to turn left into The Point.
Chief Wodzinski located the secondary spill on Great Road and closed the left turn lane leading into The Point until the spill could be cleared.
It was then learned that the truck driver was coming from a delivery in Groton where he had hit a rock and damaged the fuel tank. The truck left a large fuel spill at the location in Groton, along with a trail of fuel along the way to Littleton at The Point. Groton Police and Fire worked to handle the scene where the initial spill occurred.
It is estimated that a total of approximately 75 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled between the three locations in Groton and Littleton.
Members of the Boxborough Fire Department, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and CBK Towing of Littleton responded to the scene.
All units were cleared from the scene as of 2:20 p.m. Thursday.