Transportation and environmental officials are working to clean up damage an overturned tanker left in its wake Tuesday near the Tydings Bridge.
While the driver sustained minor injuries, there were no patients transported to area hospitals in the one-vehicle crash, Maryland State Police spokesman Marc Black said.
“Basically, the tanker truck was traveling northbound on 95…just before the Tydings Bridge and for some unknown reason, went from the middle lane, across the right lane, across the shoulder and struck the guard rail,” Black said. “When it struck the guard rail, it overturned. Approximately 5,000 gallons [of fuel] spilled.”
Officials from Maryland Department of the Environment said they vacuumed approximately 39 gallons of diesel fuel from the tanker, which is owned by Pilot Flying J trucking company.
"No fuel is believed to have gotten into the river," said Jay Apperson, spokesperson for Maryland Department of the Environment.
Cleanup will likely involve removing the soil, Apperson said.
Interstate 95 was shut down northbound and southbound after the crash, which occurred after 8 a.m.
There was damage to the guardrail and the right lane on northbound 95 as a result of the incident, Black said. Roadwork should be complete before the Wednesday morning commute. Maryland State Police did not issue any citations, Black said. The investigation is ongoing.