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Early Morning Truck Accident In Ridgefield Closed Route 7

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - A box truck traveling on Route 7 in Ridgefield punctured its fuel tank early Wednesday morning after running over a street sign, closing part of the roadway for about two hours.

According to Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford, the truck's 40-gallon diesel tank spilled about 20 gallons onto the road after the 4:30 a.m. accident. No diesel fuel spilled into any waterways, Burford said.

Two lanes of Route 7 had to be shut down to clean up the diesel spill, but as of 6:30 a.m. the roadway was clear.

The fire department put several bags of an absorbent material on the road to remove any hazard of slipping, she said. The Highway Department spread sand on the road, Burford said.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified, but as of noon, Burford said she wasn't aware whether it had responded to the scene.

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