KEYSER - U.S. Route 220 between Stoney Run and Pine Swamp was closed to through traffic for several hours Thursday afternoon while emergency crews cleaned a fuel spill caused by a vehicle accident in front of Grant County Bank.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - U.S. Route 220 between Stoney Run and Pine Swamp was closed to through traffic for several hours Thursday afternoon while emergency crews cleaned a fuel spill caused by a vehicle accident in front of Grant County Bank.
According to Keyser Volunteer Fire Department chief Brett Biddle, the accident involved a pickup truck and a milk truck. Although there were no injuries reported, the saddle tank on the milk truck was ruptured, causing gasoline to spill onto the roadway and down into New Creek.
“It was originally estimated that there was 25-50 gallons that went into the creek, but most likely it was considerably less,” Biddle told the News Tribune.
Mineral County Special Operations - the county’s hazmat team - were called out to contain the fuel both on the road and in the creek, and were able to do so quickly, Biddle said.
Clean-up contractors were then called to come in and clean up the spilled fuel.
Traffic was rerouted across Stoney Run and Pine Swamp roads.
No injuries were reported in the accident.