Fracking fluid spills on Pa. road, runs into nearby creek

    A crash between two tractor-trailers ended up closing a portion of Route 287 in Salladasburg, Pennsylvania after one of the vehicles leaked fluid used in natural gas drilling.

    The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports the crash happened yesterday around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Route 287 at Dum Run Road.

    One of the vehicles that overturned leaked the fracking fluid, which police say spilled onto the roadway, with an unknown amount making its way into Larry’s Creek.

    The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports the Department of Environmental Protection was called but it’s unclear how severe the spill was or how much went into the creek.

    Route 287 remained closed in both directions until Monday night.

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