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Fuel spill after traffic accident closes roundabout
KINDERHOOK - A tractor trailer loaded with 8,000 gallons of fuel oil tipped over in a roundabout resulting in a fuel spill.
The accident occurred at around 12:00 on Thursday by the Hannaford Plaza near State Route 9.
At 12:30 p.m. a State of Emergency was declared in a two mile radius of the spill. State Route 9H from County Route 28 to Keegan Road and State Farm Road was closed to all traffic for several hours, and local businesses in the area were closed as a precaution.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Response has stated that the fuel that was not contained on the roadways has entered the storm drains and is being held in a storm drainage pond.
Around 5,000 gallons of fuel was drained from the roadway and the rest entered the storm drain or was still in the tanker truck.
Officials say they do not feel there is any impact to the local water supply.
KINDERHOOK - State Police are on the scene of a fuel spill after a traffic accident at a roundabout.
A state of emergency has been issued in Kinderhook after a traffic accident in the roundabout at Route 9 and 9h resulting in a large fuel spill.
The AP is reporting that State Police say 8000 gallons of home heating oil was spilled.
State Police have closed a two mile radius around the accident site. Residents and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
The driver suffered minor injuries.