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Diesel fuel spilled in two crashes on I-81 in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY CO., Va. – Crews had to clean up hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel that spilled in two separate crashes on I-81 North Tuesday night in Montgomery County. 

Two tractor trailers hit each other at mile marker 127, and then about a mile away two other tractor trailers hit each other, according to the Elliston Fire Department. Both crashes happened between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. 

There were no injuries in either crash. 

In both cases, the fuel tank ruptured. Roughly 300 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at mile marker 127, and another 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at mile marker 128. 

This is no longer a traffic issue.