PHOTO COURTESY OF SHARON BRAY

Frost heave causes fuel spill



PHOTO COURTESY OF SHARON BRAY
Orland Fire Department Capt. John Gray and firefighter Paul Rabb talk with a motorist at the scene of a fuel spill on Front Ridge Road. The road is coated with a drying chemical.

ORLAND — Front Ridge Road was closed for over an hour Tuesday while firefighters cleaned up fuel spilled from a damaged Sullivan Tire truck.

The truck’s driver reported hitting one of “countless” frost heaves at the time of the incident, according to a press release from the Orland Fire Department. A piece of the truck broke off and hit the gas tank.

The Fire Department responded for traffic control and clean-up. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the fuel spill.

Traffic was rerouted to Back Ridge Road during the road closure.

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