[UPDATE] 9-27 12:41PM --
Heavy rains cause a morning accident that slowed traffic on I-10 for hours.
The Florida Highway Patrol says around 6:30AM this morning (9/27) a tractor trailer hydroplaned around mile marker 195 on I -10. They say the driver hit the wall leaving the cab dangling halfway over the barrier.
No injuries were reported but about 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the river below.
Westbound traffic was slowed for more than five hours. DEP says they don't think the fuel will spread or cause need for alarm. Agencies on scene included the Tallahassee Fire Department, the Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Highway Patrol.
The Tallahassee Fire Department also issued a press release about a hazardous materials spill on I-10:
On September 27 at around 8:00am, Tallahassee Fire Department deployed their Hazardous Materials Response Team to a vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer. The fuel tanks on the truck were ruptured and leaked approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel into the Ochlockonee River. Tallahassee Fire Department’s Haz-Mat Team members were able to contain the fuel by placing booms across the river and utilizing the Talquin Dam to control the flow of the water toward the booms. The accident caused a significant traffic delay on the West bound direction of I-10.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
Eyewitness News --
We have reports that traffic is backed up on I-10 Westbound to Exit 196.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports several accidents around Exit 192 on I-10. FHP also reported a power outage at the US 90 and Geddie Road intersection, causing a traffic light outage. While no road blockages have been reported, expect delays in these areas.
WCTV has a crew heading to the area and we will be bringing you updates.