Update:I-95 Reopens Following Tractor Trailer Collision

By  //  February 8, 2013

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Fuel Pumped From Disabled Truck

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BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Two tractor trailers collided on Interstate 95 near Titusville resulting in the closure of a northbound highway lane on Friday.

Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Higwhay Patrol said the road had been closed and northbound traffic diverted for hours following the crash, but one lane has since been reopened.

“The right lane will remain closed for an indefinite period of time, due to damage of the roadway,” Montes said. “It t needs to be repaved.”

Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard County Fire Rescue said all northbound traffic was temporarily diverted onto State Road 407 as a detour to State Road 50.

Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene at 8:48 a.m.  The accident involved two tractor trailers, one carrying gasoline and the second hauling a load of tomatoes.

Taylor said neither driver suffered injuries in the crash.

The tractor trailer carrying tomatoes jack-knifed in the middle of the interstate and suffered a minor fuel and oil leak.

Fire crews have stopped both leaks, but product has spilled onto the roadway and needed to be cleaned once the truck was removed from the roadway.

Once the truck was cleared, one lane of I-95 northbound was opened to traffic.

The tanker carrying fuel had damage to the storage that required crews to pump product from the damaged tank to a second truck.

Updates will be provided via Twitter (@BCFRpio) as they become available.  Monitor Florida Highway Patrol for traffic conditions.


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