Fuel spill cleared on Page Boulevard in Springfield

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Image Courtesy: Springfield Fire Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A small section of Page Boulevard in Springfield was closed Wednesday afternoon as firefighters cleaned up a fuel spill on the roadway.

Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, told 22News that a large amount of fuel spilled from a tractor trailer’s saddle tank near 812 Page Boulevard.

Firefighters had to spread absorbent chemicals to contain the spill. The Springfield Fire Department Office of Emergency Preparedness was also called-in to oversee the cleanup.

Eastbound traffic on Page Boulevard was blocked in the area of the spill, which was near the I-291 interchange. The area has since been reopened.