Oil and Chemical Spills

Truck punctures gas tank on Hanover Street Bridge, spills oil on streets in Baltimore

Truck punctures gas tank on Hanover Street Bridge, spills oil on streets in Baltimore

A box truck punctured its gas tank while driving over the Hanover Street Bridge, spilling diesel oil on several streets in South Baltimore Monday, officials said.

The truck, which was carrying a shipping container, was headed north on Hanover Street when it struck a grate on the 100-year-old bridge, which sliced into its gas tank behind the front right tire.

The driver continued for a few miles, leaving a "thin trail" of diesel oil on several streets, said Jay Apperson, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment. It was unclear exactly how much oil spilled, or what company owns the truck.

The affected roads included Hanover, McComas, Potee and...

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