posted on August 19, 2014 12:59
A tractor-trailer tips over in Pavilion, rupturing a diesel tank.
Route 63 in both directions between 19 and 20 is closed until further notice according to the DOT.
Pavilion and LeRoy firefighters were dispatched to the scene just before 8 this morning on Route 63 near River Road.
A large amount of fuel spilled and firefighters have been working to stop the drainage about 100 yards from the scene.
Early reports from the scene indicate the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. The driver was transported by ambulance to UMMC for treatment of minor injuries.
UPDATE (4:12 P.M.): Rt. 63 is back open. It had been closed in both directions for almost 4 hours.
(photo courtesy of our news partner, The Batavian)