Accident with fuel spill causes road closure

A two-vehicle accident causing a fuel spill closed down part of Highway 24/27 Wednesday morning.

Authorities were dispatched around 8 a.m. to the intersection of Gurney W Road and Highway 24/27, about 5 miles outside of Robbins.

When authorities arrived, they found an SUV and tractor-trailer were involved in an accident. The SUV suffered heavy damage.

Three patients were taken to Moore Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

Highway 24/27 was open to just one lane for a while before both lanes were closed due to a diesel leak.

Robbins Fire and Rescue released a statement on its Facebook page around 12:30 p.m. “Please avoid hwy 24/27 from talc mine road to gurney w road due to a mva with a large diesel fuel spill of around 300 gallons. Clean up crew is on scene. Road will be closed for several hours.”

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the State Highway Patrol.

Responding to the scene were Robbins Fire Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Public Safety, State Highway Patrol, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina DOT, and an environmental cleanup crew.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.


Photos courtesy of Robin’s Fire and Rescue.

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