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Morris fire district working on fuel spill on Route 47

MORRIS – A semitrailer rolled over into a ditch Monday morning in the 900 north area of Route 47 south of Morris, reducing traffic to one lane for several hours.


The highway was down to one lane for a couple of hours as Morris Fire Protection & Ambulance District worked to contain 40 to 50 gallons of diesel fuel which leaked from a cracked fuel tank on the tractor.


"We worked on the hazardous material spill making sure the public wasn't in any danger," said Deputy Chief Bob Wills with the Morris Fire Department. "We contain it until a rendering company can come in and clean up the fuel."


The crash happened about 8:35 a.m., when a truck owned by J&L Trucking of Princeton and leased by Kirkman Trucking of Ladd that was carrying road salt to the Grundy County Highway Department went off the right shoulder while traveling south on Route 47.


The vehicle tipped over while trying to avoid a vehicle that was stopped to make a left turn into the ComEd Training Center, Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan said.


The 21-year-old driver signed a refusal for treatment at the scene. No tickets were issued with the incident, he said.

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