MONTVILLE, NJ – A tractor-trailer truck traveling on Main Road through Towaco suffered a broken drive shaft Sept. 8, spilling more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel on the road just before 9 p.m.
Main Road was closed down from the exit of the Towaco train station to the post office. Traffic was also not permitted to travel through the underpass by the fire station. The fuel spill could be seen in a line on the road before the haz mat trucks arrived.
The truck’s drive shaft went through its fuel tanks, according to reports.
Morris County Hazardous Materials, the Towaco Volunteer Fire Department, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Parsippany’s District 5 Hazmat teams responded to the situation.
The county’s sand truck also responded to assist in the spill.