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Diesel fuel spill closes Route 117 in Ledyard for hours

By Izaskun E. Larrañeta

Publication: theday.com

Published October 10. 2012 11:00AM   Updated October 11. 2012 6:59PM

Ledyard — Route 117 in the area of Sandy Hollow Road and Lake Street was reopened Wednesday evening after a tractor-trailer spilling diesel fuel closed the road for several hours.

The saddle tanks of an 18-wheeler were damaged, spilling about 200 gallons of fuel. The spill was just north of Sandy Hollow Road.

Ledyard, Gales Ferry and Old Mystic fire departments responded to the scene. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Submarine Base Hazmat team also responded.

Sand trucks were also called in to help make the roadway less slick.

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