Updated: Thursday, 24 Jan 2013, 12:15 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 24 Jan 2013, 12:15 PM EST
ROCKVILLE, Ind. (AP) - State Police say a dump truck hauling oil-tainted soil from a cleanup site lost about 5 tons of its oily load along a western Indiana roadway.
Police say a witness flagged down the truck's driver Wednesday after noticing that its rear dump gate was open and soil was falling from the truck onto a Parke County road.
A hazardous material crew was sent to clean up a two-mile-long section of the road, which State Police temporarily closed. Police cited 48-year-old Timothy Parke of Jamestown for the road spill and issued warnings for other infractions.
The truck is owned by MZ Transport of Greenwood, which police said appears to be a contractor for the cleanup. Police said they had no information about the site where the load originated.
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