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Semi-truck crashes into Surrey ditch, hazmat team called

A Surrey Fire Rescue hazardous materials team was called to 103A Avenue and 121 Street, Saturday night, after a semi-truck slipped into a ditch.

The truck was carrying harmless produce, but the tractor was spilling oil and diesel into the ditch

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      A Surrey Fire Rescue hazardous materials team was called to 103A Avenue and 121 Street, Saturday night, after a semi-truck slipped into a ditch.

      The crash occurred at slow-speed just before midnight according to a fire captain at the scene.

      The driver was able to get out of the truck without injury.

      The fire captain said the trailer was loaded with produce, but the tractor was spilling diesel and oil into a water-filled ditch.

      The Surrey Fire Rescue hazmat team used absorbent pads to contain the fuel, and a city crew was called to drain the water out of the ditch.

      It's unclear exactly what led to the accident.

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