Crews Working Rollover Tractor Accident; Diesel Fuel Leaking

Photo of an Augusta Utilities Department trailer and a tractor that have overturned on Augusta Utilities Department tractor on Central Avenue at Pine Needle Road. A diesel spill has been reported at the scene.
Photo of an Augusta Utilities Department trailer and a tractor that have overturned on Augusta Utilities Department tractor on Central Avenue at Pine Needle Road. A diesel spill has been reported at the scene.

AUGUSTA, GA – Deputies are on scene of a rollover accident of a large Augusta Utilities Department tractor on Central Avenue at Pine Needle Road.

The Augusta Fire Department is on scene assisting with diesel fuel leaking from the tractor.

The road is expected to be closed for approximately 2 hours while crews get the tractor upright and the scene cleaned up.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages the motoring public to avoid this area and take alternate routes while the clean-up continues.

This incident occurred as a county employee driving a dump truck, which was pulling a trailer with the tractor secured to it, made a right turn from Pine Needle Road onto Central Avenue causing the trailer and tractor to overturn.

No one was injured in this incident and the cause of accident is still under investigation..

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