UPDATED (Thursday, 8:30 a.m.)—U.S. Route 1 remains closed at the Susquehanna River after a tractor trailer hauling fuel caught on fire on the Cecil County side of the Conowingo Dam late Wednesday.
Maryland State Police at the North East barracks said traffic remained closed as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The accident, first reported by Patch, took place around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Harford County Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner, a medevac helicopter was en route to the area shortly before 11:30 p.m. to transport one patient. Emergency radio communications indicated that as much as 3,000 gallons of fuel was spilled, but Gardiner said he did not know how much fuel the truck was carrying.
WBAL reported that approximately 7,500 gallons of fuel spilled onto Route 1.
Traffic on Route 1 was shut down following the accident. Alternate routes for travelers looking to cross the Susquehanna River include Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 40 via the Hatem Bridge.
Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, Lancaster (PA) County Fire and the Harford County Hazmat team assisted county fire personnel with the incident.
Updates to follow.