No Environmental Impact After Truck Leaks Fuel Through Lakehurst and Manchester, Official Says
Manchester Office of Emergency Management called to assess leak
A dump truck leaked fuel Thursday morning as it traveled through Lakehurst and Manchester, though a township official said there is no danger the spillage will enter storm drains or water basins.
Manchester police were called at 7:12 a.m. about a leak from an OFLU Trucking Company vehicle, which a witness told police caused a driver on Center Street in Lakehurst to spin out, said Capt. Lisa Parker in a statement.
Patrolman Vincent DeRome caught up to the truck at the Whiting WaWa at the intersection of Routes 70 and 539. There, the driver was alerted to the leak and Arthur Abline, Manchester's Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, was called to the scene, Parker said.
"According to Abline, there was no danger of the fuel leaking into storm drains or water basins," Parker said.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was notified and members of the Whiting Volunteer Fire Company created a dam around the truck so that leaking fuel would not spread, Parker said.
WaWa fueling attendant helped with the cleanup by spreading the absorbent Speedi Dri onto the spill, the captain said.
No roads were closed, and traffic was not delayed because of the incident, Parker said.