Kirkwood Highway oil spill

A crash involving an oil truck that rolled over has closed Kirkwood Highway in both directions in Marshallton.

The wreck occurred around 6 this morning and resulted in the truck leaking a significant amount of oil across the roadway.

Mill Creek firefighters arriving at the scene just west of their main station declared a hazardous materials incident bringing additional resources to the incident including the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

The truck was reportedly carrying as much as five thousand gallons of oil.

New Castle County paramedics said they treated the truck driver for chest injuries and he was listed in stable condition at Christiana Hospital.

The roadway was completed closed for six hours and the clean up lasted for more than eight hours.

Delaware State Police are investigating the crash. 

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