Overturned transport truck results in diesel fuel spill 

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
An overturned transport truck resulted in a diesel fuel spill and traffic detours near the intersection of County Road 17 and Longueuil Road in L’Original Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened around 2 p.m., November 4 on the section of the highway between the Fresko’s Restaurant and the entrance to the Ivaco Rolling Mills.

The truck collided with a passenger vehicle and ended up on its side alongside the westbound lane of County Road 17. The driver of the passenger vehicle was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the transport was not injured. But there was a report of diesel fuel leaking from the truck.

Police roadblocks were in place further west along the highway at Blue Corner Road and at the Longueuil Road intersection with County Road 17. Traffic was detoured around the site while heavy equipment crews, under supervision of Ministry of Environment staff, attempted to right the truck and haul it away and clean up the diesel fuel.

The scene was cleared by late evening, allowing normal traffic to resume.