GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Slippery roads caused a fuel truck to flip over and crash on Wednesday morning. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says the situation could have gone a lot worse.
The truck was transporting a 2,000 gallon fuel tank down Allison Lane in Gorham when snowy roads propelled the truck to its side.
"Sometimes these things go over and make a gash in the tanker and you lose a lot," says John Luongo from the Maine DEP. "But fortunately it went over easy and there was no damage to the tank itself."
Luongo says the truck only leaked about a gallon of fuel. It was heading to make a delivery to one of the houses on Allison Lane. It will take crews a few hours to empty the tank and flip it back over. The driver of the truck is ok. He is recovering from minor injuries.