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Tractor-trailer Crashes in Salisbury, Causes Fuel Spill

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SALISBURY, Md.- Maryland State Police say a tractor-trailer spilled fuel onto the roadway after it hit a metal guardrail in Salisbury early Friday morning. 

Police said the incident happened shortly after 3 a.m. on North Salisbury Boulevard, just north of Dagsboro Road in Salisbury.

According to investigators, a 31-year-old Dundalk, Md. man was operating a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer in lane three of North Salisbury Boulevard when the vehicle “jackknifed.”  The tractor-trailer then slid across lane two, then lane one, before striking a metal guard rail and coming to rest. Police said that as a result of the crash, one of the fuel tanks were ruptured and leaked diesel fuel into the median. The driver appeared to be uninjured and refused medical treatment at the scene, authorities said. 

Due to the fuel spill the Salisbury Fire Department responded and was assisted by the Delmar Fire Department with traffic and scene control.  Wicomico County Emergency Management responded and notified the Maryland Department of Energy, which also responded. The State Highway Administration also responded and assisted with traffic control.  

The roadway was partially shut down for approximately four hours while the scene was placed under control and cleaned up, police said.

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