Road reopens after multiple crashes cause 100 gallons of fuel to spill on I-85

Three separate accidents caused two tractor trailers to spill almost 100 gallons of fuel on I-85 early Monday morning. This portion of I-85 has been reopened
Published: May. 1, 2023 at 6:27 AM EDT|Updated: May. 1, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) were called to a hazardous materials spill following a crash along the interstate in Greenville County.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), a call came in at 3:08 a.m. for three separate accidents, two of which involved tractor trailers. All accidents occurred around exit 44 on I-85 south.

Troopers said the fuel tanks of both tractor trailers were damaged, spilling about 100 gallons of fuel.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said they were also on scene and usually respond to these situations to offer assistance and ensure any discharge to the environment is properly remediated.

Fuel spill on I-85
Fuel spill on I-85(Viewer submitted photo)

As of 1:55 p.m., SCDOT officials said the right lane is reopened and the road did not have to be repaved.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is also on scene.

Stay tuned for further details.

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