Bader Lane at University Avenue was closed off to the public after a delivery truck struck a wall puncturing a fuel tank on Monday, Apr. 6, 2020.
The incident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. at Stirling Hall, where the delivery truck was backing into a driveway with a delivery. While backing in, a diesel tank on the truck stuck a small rock wall, resulting in a small puncture to the tank. According to those on scene with Kingston Fire and Rescue, Sewers were initially blocked off and the spill contained using Absorbal, an absorbent used to pick up and contain spills. The leak was quickly stopped. Although Kingston Fire and Rescue contacted the Ministry of the Environment, the spill appears to be small enough that it will not require representatives from the ministry to attend. The truck was delivering cleaning supplies to the University.
At 12:30 p.m., Kingston Fire and Rescue and City of Kingston crews remained on site, and the area remained blocked off to the public. Please avoid the area in the coming hours.
Kingstonist will update this article as more information becomes available.