Weather likely factor in fuel tanker crash at airport

Posted at 6:38 AM, Mar 16, 2018

Hazmat crews and firefighters spent the morning cleaning up after an aviation fuel tanker spilled 2,000 gallons of fuel at the Buffalo Airport.

The NFTA says the 4,800 gallon tanker ran into a fence at the corner of Genesee Street and Holtz Drive around 5:20 a.m.

No one was injured in the crash.

Rescuers responded within five minutes but it would take them another hour and a half for them to contain the 2,000 gallons that spilled onto the ground and an unknown about spilled into a storm drain.

"We did put down some sand and diking to protect the system," Bill Major, Buffalo Niagara Airport Fire Chief said. "The truck will be removed from there and the soil will be removed that was contaminated with the jet a fuel."

Genesee Street was closed westbound from Transit Road to Cayuga Road for a short while but is back open to traffic.

One runway shut down but no flights were canceled or delayed.

Officials say weather will be considered as a factor of the accident.

The accident is under investigation. 

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