Video/News: Tractor-trailer hauling 44,000 lbs of paint rolls over on Quentin Road

A tractor-trailer hauling 44,000 lbs of paint was involved in a rollover crash on Quentin Road While the trailer contained a large quantity of paint, there was no threat of a major spill, according to Quentin Fire Chief Stanley Singer.
“While this is a hazardous materials situation all the paint is contained, and there is no danger to anyone or the environment,” Singer said. The tractor-trailer’s driver was “shaken up” but otherwise okay, according to Singer.  Crews were initially dispatched at 8:52 a.m. Wednesday to West Main Street and Quentin Road in West Cornwall Township for a rollover crash with injuries. Michael K. Dakota, Lebanon Daily News. A tractor-trailer hauling 44,000 lbs of paint was involved in a rollover crash on Quentin Road Wednesday morning, causing the road to be shut down in the area of the crash.  While the trailer contained a large quantity of paint, there was no threat of a major spill, according to Quentin Fire Chief Stanley Singer. “While this is a hazardous materials situation all the paint is contained, and there is no danger to anyone or the environment,” Singer said. The tractor-trailer’s driver was “shaken up” but otherwise okay, according to Singer. Crews were initially dispatched at 8:52 a.m. Wednesday to West Main Street and Quentin Road in West Cornwall Township for a rollover crash with injuries.  Quentin Road was closed from Zinns Mill Road to West Main Street while crews begin to clean up the crash.  Emergency crews unloaded the tractor’s fuel before attempting to get it upright in order to prevent a spill, while a team from Sherwin Williams was called in to unload the paint. According to officials on-scene, the Sherwin Williams crews could unload the paint from the wrecked trailer one can at a time.  The cans would be transferred to a second truck brought on scene. Quentin and Cornwall fire companies, the Lebanon County Hazardous Material Response Team, fire police and the First Aid and Safety Patrol responded to the initial call, and Mount Gretna, Neversink and Friendship fire companies were called in at 9:32 a.m. to assist with the crash.  By 10:38 a.m. the hazardous materials were contained so a tow truck brought in from Elizabethtown could begin the process of getting the tractor-trailer upright again. However, the paint will need to be unloaded first since the tractor-trailer cannot be set upright with the weight of the paint on its side.

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