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Amber Alert

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Tanker crash closes Route 8 north in Waterbury

A tanker truck went down an embankment on Route 8 in Waterbury and dumped about one-thousand gallons of gasoline.

State police say the highway is closed northbound near exit 36. The Department of Transportation says that part of Route 8 may not be back open until sometime Monday.

Workers from the Department of Environmental Protection along with fire crews from surrounding towns are on the scene to clean up the mess.

State police say the driver of the tanker truck suffered minor injuries.

There is no word right now as to what caused the tanker truck to go down the embankment.

The southbound side of the road is open.