Responders prohibit diesel spill into Lake Cumberland following Pulaski wreck

No one was injured, but a wreck on Friday in neighboring Pulaski County that involved a tractor-trailer caused a traffic issue and a potential for hazardous diesel to be spilled into Lake Cumberland, according to a report in the Somerset Commonwealth Journal.

Fortunately, first responders were on hand to make sure the diesel was cleaned up properly.

The accident took place at the intersection of U.S. 27 and West Lakeshore Drive, just north of the entrance to Burnside Island.

Some fuel and oil leaked onto the ground, which responders and crews collected and removed for disposal at a landfill licensed to handle such waste. It was important to take away the contaminated soil because of the potential for the fuel to eventually reach Lake Cumberland.