Diesel spill causes traffic delays in Thomasville

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A diesel spill on Salem Street at Main Street Tuesday afternoon caused major traffic delays in Thomasville.

According to Thomasville Fire Department officials, a milk truck heading northbound on Salem Street got stuck on the railroad tracks.

When the driver accelerated and left the tracks, it ripped the bottom off a diesel tank on the truck. Ten to 15 gallons of diesel fuel spilled.

An environmental cleanup crew spent about four hours cleaning the fuel out of the storm drains and Salem Street has reopened.

Norfolk Southern officials checked on the railroad tracks and determined they were not damaged.

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