December 2, 2021

Fuel truck flips in Virgil

Accident closes Route 392 after some spillage

Todd R. McAdam/managing editor

Firefighters clean the site of a fuel-oil truck that rolled Tuesday morning on Route 392 west of Church Street in Virgil. The accident closed both lanes of the road through the afternoon and into the evening.

A fuel truck rolled over on Route 392 in Virgil on Tuesday morning, spilling some of its contents on the road, which was closed into the evening while the site was cleaned up.

The accident was reported at 10:12 a.m. and the road, which is the main east-west thoroughfare in the town, remained closed west of Church Street until about 5 p.m., according to the Cortland County 911 Communications Center.

The Virgil Fire Department responded to the accident, as did the Virgil and Lapeer town highway departments and the state Department of Transportation.

Other area fire departments also responded at the scene, as did a hazardous materials team. They found a Mirabito fuel truck rolled completely over, its wheels in the air.

Fuel oil had spilled and needed to be contained, then collected.

Municipal highway departments sent 10-ton trucks loaded with material and heavy equipment to spread it.

Virgil Fire Chief Adam Brown was at the site of the crash and could not be reached later for comment.