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Fuel truck scrapes hydrant, shuts down West Street in Annapolis

Rick Hutzell
Contact Reporterrhutzell@capgaznews.com

West Street in Annapolis was closed for five hours Sunday night when a fuel tanker truck scraped a fire hydrant and spilled a small amount of its contents onto the street.

The truck was turning in to the 7 Eleven at 111 West St. at 8:27 p.m. and struck a fire hydrant on the corner, causing damage to the bottom of the tanker, Annapolis police said in a statement released Monday.

Approximately 10 to 20 gallons spilled out of the tanker onto the street. The Annapolis Fire Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment were called to the site of the accident.

The remaining 9,000 gallons of fuel were pumped into the ground tanks before emergency crews moved the truck off the hydrant. As a result, West Street was closed between W. Washington Street and Colonial Avenue for almost five hours, police said.

It was not clear if the driver was cited in the accident.

The hydrant was not damaged.

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