Around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon a 900 gallon diesel truck wound up in a ditch resulting an diesel to spill out in the creek that runs through the town of Mount Clare. The accident occurred when two trucks, the other a sand truck, were passing each other on Route 25. According to State Police, both trucks were trying to give one another enough room to get by when the tanker truck went too far right and wound up in a ditch.

The Department of Environmental Protection provided clean up at the scene. The Clarksburg Water Board was notified about this incident, but according to State Police there should be no change to the drinking water unless otherwise notified. Later that evening Richard Welch with the Clarksburg Water Board has confirmed that none of the diesel that was spilled during the accident reached the West Fork River, which is the primary source of drinking water for 80% of Harrison County.

There is no threat to the drinking water at this time.


by Colombo Law
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