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Tanker Accident Closes Route 8 In Thomaston

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THOMASTON, Conn. (AP) _ An oil tanker has overturned on Route 8 North in Thomaston, spilling fuel and forcing the shutdown of the northbound section between exits 39 and 41.

The Republican-American of Waterbury reports (http://bit.ly/nDJU4d ) that the state hazardous materials response team was called in Monday to clean up.

The state Department of Transportation says cleanup can take up to 12 hours.
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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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