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Posted: Thursday, August 21st 2014 at 10:12am

Accident, diesel fuel leak blocks Dawsonville Hwy. during morning rush

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GAINESVILLE - It took about two hours, but Hazmat teams cleaned up a diesel fuel spill west of Gainesville that blocked morning rush hour traffic Thursday.

About 100 gallons of fuel spilled onto Dawsonville Highway (Ga. SR 53) when a car and a tractor trailer collided around 7:30 a.m. at Sardis Road.

The tractor trailer was loaded with equipment from City Plumbing & Electric, according to a spokeswoman with the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said no one was hurt.

The roadways were re-opened just after 9 a.m.

e Georgia Department of Transportation is assessing a problem with a diesel spill on Dawsonville Highway at Sardis Road west of Gainesville.

A tractor trailer is involved in an accident, but there are no injuries, according to authorities at the scene.

The accident did lead to a tear in the diesel tank of the rig, and about 100 gallons of fuel has spilled in the area.

At last report, Sardis Road is blocked; two westbound lanes of Dawsonville Highway are blocked, as well.

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