Two incidents tie up traffic
Two separate incidents with tractor-trailers tied up traffic on Holland Road Tuesday.
In the first incident, a sudden stop caused a tractor-trailer’s fuel tank to rupture, spilling diesel fuel into the adjacent drainage ditch. It happened at 7:15 a.m. near the intersection with Grove Avenue, according to a city press release.
First responders were able to contain the diesel fuel to the adjacent drainage ditch. A private hazardous materials clean-up crew also responded.
The westbound right lane was closed for several hours.
In a later incident, all eastbound lanes of Holland Road were closed in the 6000 block following an overturned tractor-trailer.
The incident was reported at 2:50 p.m. The adult male driver was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening, according to a city press release.
The accident initially closed all eastbound lanes and one westbound lane in the 6000 block of Holland Road. Detours were set up via O’Kelly Drive, Trumpet Drive and Longstreet Lane, but the detour was unable to accommodate oversized vehicles.
All eastbound lanes in the 6000 block were closed for several hours as crews worked to right the tractor-trailer. The road reopened shortly before 5:30 p.m.