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Wednesday May 6th, 2015 11:43AM

Accident, diesel fuel leak blocks Dawsonville Hwy. during morning rush

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - It took about two hours, but Hazmat teams cleaned up a diesel fuel spill west of Gainesville that blocked morning rush hour traffic Thursday.<br /> <br /> About 100 gallons of fuel spilled onto Dawsonville Highway (Ga. SR 53) when a car and a tractor trailer collided around 7:30 a.m. at Sardis Road.<br /> <br /> The tractor trailer was loaded with equipment from City Plumbing & Electric, according to a spokeswoman with the Hall County Sheriff's Office. <br /> <br /> Authorities said no one was hurt.<br /> <br /> The roadways were re-opened just after 9 a.m.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> e Georgia Department of Transportation is assessing a problem with a diesel spill on Dawsonville Highway at Sardis Road west of Gainesville.<br /> <br /> A tractor trailer is involved in an accident, but there are no injuries, according to authorities at the scene.<br /> <br /> The accident did lead to a tear in the diesel tank of the rig, and about 100 gallons of fuel has spilled in the area.<br /> <br /> At last report, Sardis Road is blocked; two westbound lanes of Dawsonville Highway are blocked, as well.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
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