Truck spills diesel fuel on Route 2

Posted July 08, 2011, at 8:47 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — A truck driver from Prentiss was cited by police after his tractor-trailer accidentally spilled 50 to 75 gallons of diesel fuel on Route 2 early Friday, police said. No one was injured.

Peter Morrison, age not available, was cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration after the 6 a.m. accident, Police Chief William Lawrence said.

The spill was largely on the roadway and contained by crews hired by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Firefighters and a crew from the Maine Department of Transportation also went to the scene.