Berlin Tanker Spill

(Photo provided by Newington Fire Department)

BERLIN, CT (WFSB) - Authorities remain on scene working to clean up a large fuel spill that happened Friday evening.

State Police say that, just before 5:00 p.m., a tanker carrying approximately 8,000 gallons of gasoline  attempted to turn onto the Rt. 9 North entrance ramp when it ran off the road to the right and rolled over, taking out a highway sign in the process.

No injuries were reported.

The operator, a 36-year-old Hamden man, was issued a citation for failure to maintain his lane.

Members of the Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Hartford, Wethersfield, and Newington Fire Departments all responded to the scene to assist.

Authorities have closed off part of Frontage Road as well as the Exit 22 on and off ramp as they work to clean up the spill.

State Police add that the ramps are expected to be closed until Saturday, August 8. 

Connecticut DEEP said the tanker spilled more than 2,000 gallons of the 8,600 gallons of gasoline it was carrying. 

Soil became saturated with gasoline and many cans of sand and soil have been removed over the weekend, DEEP said. 

DEEP staff on site says the spill is considered a "moderate environmental impact." 

Detours are in place.

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