A diesel leak leads to 81 shutdown

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A leak from a diesel tanker truck shutdown Interstate 81 north from Woodstock to Middletown yesterday morning Mar. 24.

The Interstate was left slick from the leak not unlike icy conditions.

One minor accident occurred involving 2 tractor trailers along with reports of spin outs but no major accidents occurred.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began spreading crushed limestone to aid in traction.

VDOT also used some absorbent pads around some of the heavier spill areas.

The spill did not cause any significant environmental impact according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ).

The Interstate was reopened just after 11 a.m..

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