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Lafayette and State Police Hazmat Investigating Tanker Accident on Surrey Street

LAFAYETTE – Officials with Lafayette Police and Louisiana State Police Hazmat are investigating a tanker accident in the 1600 block of Surrey Street.

According to Lafayette Fire Department PIO, Alton Trahan the truck was carrying diesel when it rolled over. A small amount of fuel leaked out but, hazmat crews were able to contain the minor spill and stop further diesel from leaking.

The diesel in the tanker is being offloaded into another tanker.  Hazmat teams and DEQ are monitoring the process. It’s expected to take two to three hours.

News 15 will bring you more updates as more details become available.