2016-03-03 / Front Page

Officials: Truck crashed, spilled fuel into Merrimack River

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a box truck crashed in Manchester, spilling fuel into the Merrimack River.

WMUR-TV reports it happened on Wednesday afternoon. The truck was headed south on Interstate 293 near exit 6 when the driver lost control, drove over the median and guardrail and ruptured his tank.

Fire District Chief Jim Michael says fuel from the truck poured into a drain that goes directly to the river. He says crews recovered all the fuel on the bridge.

The city of Manchester and state environmental officials are investigating.

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