Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down Rutherford County road

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – Around 60 gallons of diesel fuel was released into a stream after a tractor-trailer truck overturned Wednesday morning on Swamp Leanna Road, according to officials.

The tractor-trailer overturned just after 8:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Swamp Leanna Road.

The truck’s fuel tank began to leak diesel into a nearby stream after the truck overturned.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian Lowe estimated around 60 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the stream. A dam around 300 feet away from the spill helped crews with containment.

The Murfreesboro Street Department is making repairs to the road, which could cause continued closure or limited access in the area.

The truck had originated from Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville and was headed to a partner agency in Murfreesboro, officials said.

It was carrying about 17,000 pounds of food, according to a Second Harvest spokesperson.

The perishables in the truck were spoiled because the refrigeration stopped working after the wreck.

Canned goods were recovered, however.

A replacement truck will be loaded up Friday and will be shipped to the partner agency in Rutherford County on Saturday, Second Harvest officials said.

UPDATE on overturned truck: Approx 60 gal of fuel leaked into the water stream along Swamp Leanna Rd. Fortunately a dam and measures taken by crews contained it from traveling further. Evergreen EAS is mitigating spill. EA towing is removing the truck. Great teamwork on scene! pic.twitter.com/fc1fDya5de— MBoroFireRescue (@BoroFireRescue)

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