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July 8, 2011
Police were responding to a fuel spill in Hancock around 11:50 a.m. Wesnesday, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. The incident happened at the Sheetz on 192 West Main Street.
NEWS
April 9, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY --Westbound Interstate 70 near Hagerstown is again open after two trucks collided Friday morning, causing a fuel spill, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. The crash took place near mile marker 31, between the U.S. 40 (Dual Highway) and Md. 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) exits. Both westbound lanes were closed for a brief period after the crash. One westbound lane had reopened by 8:05 a.m.
NEWS
December 23, 2011
A hazmat team is cleaning up a fuel spill from an overturned tractor-trailer on Business Center Drive off South Burhans Boulevard, a Washington County Emergency Dispatcher said at about 11:40 a.m. Friday. No one was injured, but the tractor-trailer is on its side, and the Washington County Special Operations Team's hazmat unit was called to the scene because of the diesel fuel and oil leaking from the truck, the dispatcher said. Business Center Drive, a dead-end road within an industrial park, is closed due to the cleanup, he said.
BREAKINGNEWS
January 16, 2013
Northbound U.S. 15 at Md. 550 in Thurmont was closed Wednesday morning due to a diesel fuel spill from a tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police said in a news release. The incident took place at about 4:36 a.m., police said. About 40 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the tractor-trailer's saddle tank, the release said. Units from area fire companies and the State Highway Administration were at the scene, and Maryland Environmental Protection was en route, according to police.
NEWS
By LISA GRAYBEAL | June 24, 1998
CLEAR SPRING - Fish and other aquatic life died Tuesday after fuel oil from a ruptured tank in a Blairs Valley Road home flowed into a stream. "We've had a noticeable aquatic kill. Fuel does not go good with aquatic life," said Greg Socks, team coordinator of Washington County's Emergency Service Hazardous Incident Response Team. --cont from front page -- Among the fish that died in the spill were trout and crayfish, officials said. A fuel tank in the basement of a two-story brick home at 13530 Blairs Valley Road ruptured at about 11 a.m. as an employee from Aaron Oil of Clear Spring was filling the tank, said Lt. Eric Reid of the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department.
NEWS
April 10, 2010
Family comes to terms with death of teen missing nearly 15 years 11-year-old boy's shooting death apparently accidental Westbound I-70 again open after collision, fuel spill Remains of Waynesboro teen missing since 1995 found in Franklin County One year later, Adenhart's memory lives on
NEWS
April 30, 2004
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A Berkeley Springs motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene following a 3:15 p.m. accident involving a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. 522 north of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. According to police, Leonard Gleason, 53, no address available, tried to stop his motorcycle for a line of traffic that was stopped for a vehicle making a turn. Gleason lost control and the motorcycle slid into the oncoming lane of traffic.
BREAKINGNEWS
May 1, 2011
The slow lane of westbound Interstate 68, west of Hancock, reopened Sunday morning after a fuel spill was cleaned up, according to Washington County Emergency Services. A  part on a tractor-trailer broke off and hit the fuel tank, rupturing the tank and causing it to spill diesel, a 911 supervisor said Sunday morning. The incident was reported at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, the 911 supervisor said. The lane reopened around 10:40 a.m. Washington County Special Operations, which is a hazardous-materials unit, as well as firefighters from Hancock and Allegany County, helped clean up the spill, the 911 supervisor said.
NEWS
August 31, 2010
The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services: Monday o At 6:22 p.m., an auto accident was reported on Interstate 81 in Guilford Township. o At 6:38 p.m., an automatic fire alarm was reported activated at 11302 South Mountain Road in Quincy Township. o At 6:44 p.m., smoke was reported in a building at 1 Campus Drive on the Penn State Mont Alto campus. o At 7 p.m., a fuel spill was reported in the first block of Falling Spring Road in Guilford Township.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
MT. AIRY, Md. -- A section of eastbound Interstate 70 in Frederick County was closed Tuesday morning due to a multivehicle accident in the area of Bill Moxley Road, Maryland State Police said in a news release. The crash, which involved two tractor-trailers and a pickup truck, occurred at 4:03 a.m., police said. No one was injured, police said. All eastbound lanes and shoulders of I-70 were closed while debris was cleared from the road, police said. All lanes were open again by 9 a.m. The initial investigation revealed a 1998 International tractor-trailer hauling metal railing jackknifed for unknown reasons, causing the metal railing to scatter across all eastbound lanes, the release said.
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BREAKINGNEWS
January 16, 2013
Northbound U.S. 15 at Md. 550 in Thurmont was closed Wednesday morning due to a diesel fuel spill from a tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police said in a news release. The incident took place at about 4:36 a.m., police said. About 40 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the tractor-trailer's saddle tank, the release said. Units from area fire companies and the State Highway Administration were at the scene, and Maryland Environmental Protection was en route, according to police.
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NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2012
A father and son were flown from the scene of a tractor-trailer accident Thursday morning on eastbound Interstate 70 at Exit 29 (Md. 65/Sharpsburg Pike), a Maryland State Police trooper said. Trooper 1st Class E. Witanowski said the two occupants of the tractor-trailer, a man in his 60s and his son in his late 20s, were flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The extent of their injuries wasn't known, he said. The accident was reported at 8:43 a.m., authorities said. Witanowski said the tractor-trailer rig apparently veered off the interstate, went off the off-ramp to Md. 65, crashed through a guardrail and went down a 50-foot embankment.
NEWS
December 23, 2011
A hazmat team is cleaning up a fuel spill from an overturned tractor-trailer on Business Center Drive off South Burhans Boulevard, a Washington County Emergency Dispatcher said at about 11:40 a.m. Friday. No one was injured, but the tractor-trailer is on its side, and the Washington County Special Operations Team's hazmat unit was called to the scene because of the diesel fuel and oil leaking from the truck, the dispatcher said. Business Center Drive, a dead-end road within an industrial park, is closed due to the cleanup, he said.
NEWS
July 8, 2011
Police were responding to a fuel spill in Hancock around 11:50 a.m. Wesnesday, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said. The incident happened at the Sheetz on 192 West Main Street.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
Thirty gallons of fuel spilled at a diesel fuel pump Monday afternoon at 11633 Greencastle Pike, Sgt. Wesley Loveless of the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway said. The incident happened at a Pilot Travel Center just off Interstate 70 at Exit 24. When firefighters arrived on the scene, Loveless said the fuel was already going down the drain at the pump. "That was good because it prevents runoff, which could cause the oil to get in the water system and the plants," he said.
NEWS
June 13, 2011
Here is a list of road and lane closures for Monday, June 13: Work to expand the intersection of Massey Boulevard and Halfway Boulevard near Hagerstown continues, causing traffic to be backed up in each direction at different times. Roadwork is expected to continue there until Thanksgiving. Work to widen the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive continues. Traffic is sometimes sluggish in both directions. Md. 550 in Thurmont, Md., is still closed in both directions between Eylers Valley Flint Road and Kelbaugh Road due to a mudslide that occurred April 17. The Maryland State Highway Administration says it could open to one lane very soon, but it is unsure when it will completely reopen.
BREAKINGNEWS
May 1, 2011
The slow lane of westbound Interstate 68, west of Hancock, reopened Sunday morning after a fuel spill was cleaned up, according to Washington County Emergency Services. A  part on a tractor-trailer broke off and hit the fuel tank, rupturing the tank and causing it to spill diesel, a 911 supervisor said Sunday morning. The incident was reported at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, the 911 supervisor said. The lane reopened around 10:40 a.m. Washington County Special Operations, which is a hazardous-materials unit, as well as firefighters from Hancock and Allegany County, helped clean up the spill, the 911 supervisor said.
NEWS
August 31, 2010
The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services: Monday o At 6:22 p.m., an auto accident was reported on Interstate 81 in Guilford Township. o At 6:38 p.m., an automatic fire alarm was reported activated at 11302 South Mountain Road in Quincy Township. o At 6:44 p.m., smoke was reported in a building at 1 Campus Drive on the Penn State Mont Alto campus. o At 7 p.m., a fuel spill was reported in the first block of Falling Spring Road in Guilford Township.
NEWS
April 10, 2010
Family comes to terms with death of teen missing nearly 15 years 11-year-old boy's shooting death apparently accidental Westbound I-70 again open after collision, fuel spill Remains of Waynesboro teen missing since 1995 found in Franklin County One year later, Adenhart's memory lives on
NEWS
April 9, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY --Westbound Interstate 70 near Hagerstown is again open after two trucks collided Friday morning, causing a fuel spill, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. The crash took place near mile marker 31, between the U.S. 40 (Dual Highway) and Md. 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) exits. Both westbound lanes were closed for a brief period after the crash. One westbound lane had reopened by 8:05 a.m.
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