Icy road 'like a looking glass' causes fuel truck to flip in Annapolis Valley
Truck crashed on back road near Middleton, N.S.; no fuel has leaked, according to fire department
An icy road in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley proved to be too much for a loaded fuel truck that crashed Tuesday morning near Middleton.
"It's off the road and it's upside down," said Mark Veinotte, the deputy fire chief with the Nictaux and District Volunteer Fire Department. "It's got diesel and furnace oil on it, and the only good thing about it is it's not leaking."
The truck is resting near the banks of the Black River.
Veinotte said the driver of the truck was not injured and police were notified of the accident right away. The Department of Environment was also notified.
Veinotte said the truck was travelling on a dirt road and was about to make a delivery to a nearby construction and demolition disposal site.
"The road was just like a looking glass and the guy didn't realize it because it's a dirt road and it didn't look like it was slippery," said Veinotte. "But when he started to go up the hill, he got a different surprise."
Veinotte didn't say how many litres of fuel were on board the truck but did confirm it had a full load.
"Right now they're just waiting for a pumper truck to arrive," he said. "They will have to pump everything out of it before they can try and move it."