Two of the busiest intersections in Northport were made hazardous Monday morning when a truck spilled diesel fuel at both, a police spokesperson has confirmed to the Tuscaloosa Thread.

Keith Carpenter, the assistant chief of the Northport Police Department, said a truck leaked fuel at both the intersection of Highway 43 and Rose Boulevard and the intersection of McFarland Boulevard and Rose Boulevard.

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Carpenter said crews with the Alabama Department of Transportation were en route to both sites around 8 a.m. Monday to apply sand to both spill sites, but said motorists should exercise extreme caution at both intersections.

"That diesel fuel has made the roads in both areas extremely slick," Carpenter said. "Folks need to be extremely careful until ALDOT can get that sand down."

The spills are expected to create moderate delays on both highways.

UPDATE, 11:45 A.M.: ALGO Tuscaloosa says the hazmat spill has been cleared at Highway 82 and Rose Boulevard.


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