Diesel fuel spills on 1-40 after accident near Papermill

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A truck involved in an accident on Interstate 40 East spilled diesel fuel on the interstate Tuesday afternoon.

Knoxville Fire Department Captain DJ Corcoran said a piece of metal struck the saddle tank on the passenger side of a box truck, spilling fuel onto the interstate.

Corcoran said the driver was able to pull over to the shoulder and an environmental cleaning company was able to contain and clean the spill.