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Bower Hill Road Reopens After Tanker Spill

A tanker spill in Bridgeville on Friday afternoon closed Bower Hill Road near McLaughlin Run for two hours. The road reopened around 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: 4:37 p.m. - Bower Hill Road reopened to traffic around 4:30 p.m.

A tanker truck spilled oil on Bower Hill Road, closing the busy Bridgeville road just in time for the evening rush hour.

Bridgeville police said the tanker spilled the oil on Bower Hill between McLaughlin Run Road and Union Street around 2:25 p.m. Friday, forcing them to close the intersection.

A hazardous material crew has been called to the scene to assist in the clean up. Firefighters were seen brooming up the material while the tanker was being towed away.

Motorists are urged to stay away from the area. Police are detouring traffic onto Baldwin Street to avoid the crash scene.

Continue to monitor Chartiers Valley Patch as more details become available.button above.

Mike Jones (Editor) February 08, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Hearing from police that the CV school buses that use Bower Hill Road might be a little later than usual because of the re-routing.
Karen February 08, 2013 at 09:06 PM
The school district made use of the Blackboard Connect System. They called to let parents know that any busses using Bower Hill/McLaughlin Run Road area would be late due to an accident. And they made it clear that our District was not involved. Thank you CV for the heads up!
Mike Jones (Editor) February 08, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Bower Hill Road in Bridgeville has reopened to traffic after a tanker spilled oil on the roadway.
C Boyardee February 09, 2013 at 03:22 AM
What about the car that hit the truck and the driver that was taken away in handcuffs?
clint eastwood February 09, 2013 at 01:39 PM
I think that driver got arrested for dui I saw the police giving him tests before they put him in cuffs
Mike Jones (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 02:47 PM
@Chef... We'll follow-up with Bridgeville police this week to see what exactly happened and if any charges were filed.

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