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Snow, mud stop oil truck from overturning in East Kingston

Union Leader Correspondent

March 15. 2018 11:13PM
Fire officials said this oil truck almost rolled over when it went off a driveway in East Kingston Thursday morning. (EAST KINGSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT)

EAST KINGSTON — A combination of mud and snow likely prevented an oil truck from rolling over when it went off a local driveway Thursday morning.

Fire Chief Ed Warren said the fire department responded to a home at 8 Cove Road after the right side of the Haffner’s oil truck became buried in snow and mud. The left side tires were lifted off the ground, he said, adding that the snow and mud likely stopped the truck from rolling completely over.

No oil leaked and there was no damage to the truck, he said. Coady’s Towing was called to assist.

Warren said it took about two and a half hours to get the truck out.

“The situation had potential hazmat and environmental impact. Approximately 3,000 gallons of home heating oil on the truck, if it had leaked it could have impacted not just the home owner’s property but the Powwow River, which runs along Cove Road when the incident took place,” Warren said.

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