UPDATE: 18-Wheeler Containing Gas Tips Near Longmeadow Brook

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday near Mountview Plaza and 7 Eleven in Naugatuck.

Update as of 9:15 a.m. Friday

A tanker truck carrying several thousands of gallons of gasoline partially fell into a ditch around a corner at Neumann Street and Mountview Plaza near Rubber Avenue Thursday night. The truck has been removed.

Power in the area was shut off for several hours while gas was removed from the tanker and the rig was towed. It has since been restored. 

Several police and firefighters were on scene for several hours as Connecticut Tank Removal, which was hired by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, worked to remove the tanker before any gasoline falls into Longmeadow Brook, which was just beneath the truck. All of the gasoline in the truck needed to be removed before the rig an be moved.

Nobody was injured in the accident. Neumann Street was closed near the Milestone Inn Restaurant, located at 18 Neumann St. The tanker tipped directly across the street from the Milestone.

Angel Hernndez February 08, 2013 at 08:46 AM
freezing. More than 3 hrs.
Dick Van Dyke February 08, 2013 at 08:53 AM
How is the clean-up going? Will it be several more hours?
Dick Van Dyke February 08, 2013 at 09:00 AM
Please be patient everyone, I was upset too until I learned it was a Gas truck. I'm sure everyone is working as quickly as possible
KayS. February 08, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Thank you to all the men and women who worked hard overnight to clean up this situation before the snowfall.
carol debernardis February 09, 2013 at 01:30 AM
I think that if all the pot holes and deep ditches around that area were fixed it would cause less accidents, the Plaza has been plagued with problems since ways back and something should be done to try to fix it permanently. I to thank all the crews that risk themselves to help us. Lets fix the holes and ditches around that area, how about a retention wall? REMEMBER THE SEVERE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED LAST YEAR FROM THE BROOK, PERHAPS A WALL WOULD HELP! Just a suggestion, thanks for hearing me out...


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