KINDERHOOK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a truck carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel oil tipped over and spilled its load south of Albany, shutting down a road and closing nearby businesses.
Police say the truck turned over around noon at a roundabout in Kinderhook, about 25 miles south of Albany. Emergency officials say the road was blocked off and local businesses were closed as a precaution.
Cleanup crews from the Department of Environmental Conservation were dispatched to the scene and a state of emergency was declared for a two-mile radius around the accident site.
About 5,000 gallons were drained from the roads with the remainder entering storm drains or remaining in the tank. Officials do not believe the local drinking water supply will be threatened.
The truck's driver suffered minor injuries.
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