- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A lane of the Dalton Highway was closed when a tractor-trailer carrying a load of fuel slid off the roadway.

Fuel leaking from the tanker compartment was cleaned up but responders had to deal with a fire that damaged the tractor-trailer.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1yYXGwz) reports the Big State Logistics truck slid off the roadway Sunday night north of Wiseman.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says about 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the rear tanker compartment.

Big State Logistics responders offloaded another 9,000 gallons and used absorbents on the spilled fuel.

The tractor-trailer caught fire Monday and the cause is unknown.

The driver was treated at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for unspecified injuries.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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