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Trucker and big rig sought after diesel spill in Amherst County

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. (MGN)
Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 21, 2020 at 10:42 AM EDT
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Virginia State Police are looking for a driver and big rig that spilled diesel on US 29 Tuesday morning.

Jarrod Scott with Amherst County Public Safety says about 6:15 a.m., it appears an aluminum wheel cover from a big rig sheared off and punctured the diesel tank. Based on the trail of diesel on the road, Scott says it appears the driver stopped, then continued the drive. The wheel cover was also left on the road.

It happened in the southbound lanes at mile marker 79. The south right lane and right shoulder were closed for several hours during cleanup of the spill on a roughly-three-mile stretch.

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