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Fuel truck wrecks on Parks Highway

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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:15 am

FAIRBANKS — An Alaska Aerofuel truck rolled onto its side about halfway between Fairbanks and Nenana on Tuesday afternoon, spilling a small amount of heating oil into a ditch.

The truck was southbound on the Parks Highway about 2:30 p.m. between Fairbanks and Nenana when the driver lost control on a curve at 325.7 Mile Parks Highway, Alaska State Troopers said.

Ten to 15 gallons were cleaned up from the ditch, said Ashley Adamczak, an environmental permit specialist at the Fairbanks office of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

“There was no damage to the main tank,” she said. “I think it was part of the delivery system.”

The highway was reduced to one lane for about 3 1/2 hours while the accident was cleaned up, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

The driver, Thomas McGee, 38, of Fairbanks, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He has not been given any traffic citations related to the crash, Peters said.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.

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