Queen St. now open where Charlottetown bus leaked diesel
The clean up of diesel has been completed on Queen Street in Charlottetown where a bus that hit a curb, leaked diesel down Queen Street earlier on Tuesday.
Queen Street reopened to traffic at about 10:15 p.m.
The clean up of diesel and removal of busted bus took about 4 hours.
A bus on Queen Street in Charlottetown hit a lip on the curb of the road where re-paving was taking place and leaked diesel down Queen Street earlier on Tuesday.
Only a driver was on the bus and no one was injured.
Tim Mamye, the deputy fire chief of Charlottetown said when the bus hit the lip on the curb on Queen Street at Grafton Street, it caused the tank on the bottom of the bus to drop down.
“The bus rolled up over a little bit, punctured a hole through the tank and we had the fuel leak,” he said.
Queen Street was closed, to cars, from Grafton to Richmond Street.
Businesses are open on Queen Street in the affected section.
Mamye said despite diesel being flammable, there was relatively little risk involved.
He said there was no damage to waterways or the environment as the leak was secured quickly.