Tanker spills thousands of gallons of liquid fertilizer on 237 in Clarendon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 July 2020 at 5:41 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

CLARENDON – Numerous fire departments and hazmat response crews are in Clarendon after a tanker flipped on the curve on Route 237 and spilled thousands of gallons of liquid fertilizer with nitrogen.

The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Route 237 is shut down between the Route 31A intersection and Hinds Road. The tanker flipped on the curve near the Hanson quarry.

Media are not allowed close to the scene. The State Police is handling the situation with assistance from many local fire departments, the DEC Spill Response Team, Monroe County Hazmat Team and other first responders.

The tanker rolled into the cattails at the curve, which is considered a wetland.

The driver of the truck was taken by ambulance. A person on site said the driver didn’t appear to have serious injuries.

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