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Fuel spill closes section of Queen’s University campus

Crews worked quickly to contain the fuel spill after a delivery truck struck a small rock wall on Queen’s campus, puncturing a diesel tank on the truck. Photo by First Response Media.

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.

The punctured fuel tank. Photo by First Response Media.
The fuel spill. Photo by First Response Media.

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.

Multiple Kingston Fire and Rescue vehicles and crews arrived at the site of the fuel spill on Queen’s campus quickly. Submitted photo.
The Kingston Fire and Rescue Hazardous Material Response vehicle on site after the fuel tank of a delivery truck was punctured resulting in a fuel spill on Queen’s Campus. Photo by First Response Media.
A section of Bader Lane at University Avenue was closed off as crews worked to contain and clean up the fuel spill on Monday, Apr. 6, 2020. Submitted photo.
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