Fuel truck rolls over on Harvester Road – details sketchy.


October 14, 2013.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON.  Halton Regional Police have been investigating a tractor-trailer rollover on Harvester Road between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive

Harvester Road opening Tuesday morning might be delayed if cleanup is not complete: tanker with fuel and diesel flips over.

At approximately 8:30pm, Monday evening a fuel carrier transport laden with gasoline and diesel fuel rolled onto its side on Harvester Road near Century Drive.  The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated by ambulance.  No other vehicles were involved and the reason for the rollover is still under investigation.

A significant fuel spill has occurred as a result of the collision and containment efforts are still underway.  The road closure is expected to be significant, and could continue into tomorrow morning

Any witness or person with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Heffernan at 905-825-4747 ext. 5420.

Tuesday morning update:Police, Fire and Ministry of the Environment officials continue to work at the location of this roll over.  Investigation of the scene has revealed that spilled fuel may have infiltrated nearby Sheldon Creek.  Area residents and their pets are advised to avoid the waterway until the extent of the spill has been fully assessed. 

Harvester Rd remains closed in both directions while cleanup efforts continue.  It is not expected to reopen for several hours and as a result *will* impact morning commuters at that location (between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive).    


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1 comment to Fuel truck rolls over on Harvester Road – details sketchy.

  • Roger

    Details are non-existant a major fuel spill and local government closes at 430 PM – Mayor and councillor non existant