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Oil Truck Crashes Down Embankment, Causing Fuel Leak In Area

Firefighters used absorbent pads to soak up gallons of leaking oil after a tanker crash.
Firefighters used absorbent pads to soak up gallons of leaking oil after a tanker crash. Photo Credit: Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department

An oil tanker crashed down an embankment, causing a fuel leak that firefighters are still busy soaking up.

The crash took place around 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in Putnam Valley on Hollowbrook Road, officials said.

The driver was not injured, but firefighters with the Putnam Valley Department are usingĀ absorbent pads to stop the oil from leaking into the nearby Hollow Brook, the department said.

Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department and Montrose VA Fire Department and the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services Hazmat Team assisted with the call.

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