N.C. Highway 87 near Tom Starling Road reopened Monday following a two-vehicle crash involving a tanker carrying approximately 9,000 gallons of fuel. Cleanup will continue for the next several days.
FAYETTEVILLE — Cumberland County Emergency Services Director Gene Booth reports that approximately 4,600 gallons of fuel spilled during the traffic wreck Monday on N.C. Highway 87 near Tom Starling Road. The tanker was carrying approximately 9,000 gallons of fuel.
The highway reopened Monday evening and cleanup will continue for the next several days. There may be intermittent lane closures on the southbound lanes as cleanup continues.
The incident occurred when a tanker truck was involved in a two-vehicle crash at the corner of Tom Starling Road and N.C. Highway 87 Monday morning. Three individuals were transported to the hospital. There is no update on their condition.
Gray’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 24 was the initial responder and established the Incident Command Post on site. Cumberland County Emergency Management, Vander and Cotton Volunteer Fire Departments joined the effort. The City of Fayetteville Fire Department Hazardous Material Team is on site to mitigate any spills caused by this accident.