Police & Fire

Franklin Township: Haz-Mat Spill on Somerset Street

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Yesterday at approximately 6 p.m. the Franklin Township Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a fuel leak near Millstone Road and Somerset Street, official say. 

Responding officers found a 2016 Audi Q5 with a ruptured fuel tank, according to authorities. 

The rupture was a result of a female driver striking a pole sticking out of the ground, which was approximately six inches, while she was backing out of a business parking spot, located on Somerset Street, according to authorities.    

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The driver informed responding officers, that she filled her tank with approximately 20 gallons of gasoline earlier in the day, according to authorities. 

During the investigation, it was determined that the majority of the fuel leaked into a storm drain in the area, according to authorities. 

Responders flushed the drains to mitigate fuel contamination, according to authorities. 

East Franklin Volunteer Fire, Community Volunteer Fire, New Brunswick Fire Department, Elizabeth Avenue Haz-Mat, Somerset County Haz-Mat and Middlesex County Haz-Mat were on the scene. 

The Franklin Township Sewerage Authority and Department of Public Works were also on location.

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