A tanker truck accident occurred on Route 1 in Revere on Monday, resulting in a fuel spill and lane closures for more than an hour. According to State Police, the jackknife tanker truck caused its fuel tank to rupture, causing the spill.
State Police initially closed the left lane of northbound Route 1 due to the crash and fuel spill, leaving only the emergency lane open for a period of time. However, all lanes were reopened at 1:30 PM, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Multiple agencies responded to the crash, including the Revere Fire Department, the state Department of Transportation, the state Department of Environmental Protection and the State Police. The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section also joined the response to assist in the investigation.
The ruptured fuel tank caused fuel to spill onto the roadway and into nearby drains. This prompted the intervention of the Revere Fire Department, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The spill posed a potential environmental risk, requiring appropriate agencies to mitigate the impact and clean up the area.
While the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, the tanker jackknife and subsequent fuel tank rupture highlight the dangers and potential disruptions associated with these types of incidents on busy highways.
– Massachusetts State Police (@MassStatePolice)
– State Department of Transportation
– State Department of Environmental Protection