Jack knifed tractor-trailer at Freedom and Mountain Road
Motor Vehicle Accident
Freedom Rd and Mountain Rd
On the morning of September 16, 2021, the LaGrange Fire District responded to “Road hazard, diesel fuel leaking in the roadway”, at 07:56 hrs. First arriving units found a tractor-trailer off the roadway on Freedom Road with an active fuel leak from the saddle tank. Approximately 80 gallons of fuel leaked onto the roadway, flowing down Freedom and Mountain Roads onto the shoulder of the road. Additional Emergency Response agencies where quickly alerted to mitigate the hazard and make travel safe.
The roadway was shut down for the duration of the emergency which came to a conclusion at 10:13 hrs. and prevented further environmental damage. On duty personnel quick worked to make the area safe and dammed the remaining fuel leaking from the saddle tank. Absorbent material was dispersed over the area to pick up the released diesel fuel which caused a slick roadway. The driver of the tractor-trailer who sustained no injuries, was assessed and released by LaGrange Paramedics. Fire District personnel in conjunction with Brandl’s Towing, County and Town Highway Departments cleared the roadway of the released product and ensured safe travel for motorist.
The LaGrange Fire District would like to thank all those involved in the incident for their help and assistance. Those included are Dutchess County Car 12, Dutchess County Haz-Mat Car 61, Dutchess County Haz-Mat, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Officers, County and Town Highway Departments, Department of Environmental Conservation and Brandl’s Towing for their quick and professional response to mitigate the spill.
For more information contact:
Chief Tim O’Connor
LaGrange Fire District