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Judd Road Remains Closed In Monroe For Cleanup Of Oil Spill

Crews work on cleanup Tuesday after a truck crash caused nearly 2,000 gallons of oil to spill onto Judd Road in Monroe near the Easton border on Monday.
Crews work on cleanup Tuesday after a truck crash caused nearly 2,000 gallons of oil to spill onto Judd Road in Monroe near the Easton border on Monday. Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox
Easton police are on the scene Monday of an oil truck accident on Judd Road on the Monroe border.
Easton police are on the scene Monday of an oil truck accident on Judd Road on the Monroe border. Photo Credit: Easton Police Department/Facebook

MONROE, Conn. — Judd Road at Hattertown Road in Monroe remained closed Tuesday after an oil truck hit a tree Monday and spilled nearly 2,000 gallons of heating oil onto the road, the Connecticut Post reported.

A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection told the Connecticut Post that a trench was dug overnight to keep the 1,770 gallons from reaching the Pootatuck River. DEEP is working with an environmental contractor and the oil company to contain the spill, and crews worked during the night to clean up the site, the Connecticut Post reported.

Monroe Police said Monday evening that cleanup could take several days, and that travelers should seek alternate routes.

Crews on site are working to make sure the oil doesn't impact the river or private wells that local homes rely on for drinking water, the Connecticut Post reported. The DEEP spokesman told the Connecticut Post that if it is determined the oil could impact the wells, then water quality tests will be conducted.

Click here to read the Connecticut Post story.

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