A Waste Pro garbage truck’s hydraulic line broke as it was driving east on Palm Coast Parkway early this morning, forcing a shut-down of the road for two and a half hours just as rush hour was beginning.
No one was hurt, and no other vehicles were involved, authorities said. “They ended up closing the road down just to get the road cleaned up,” Palm Coast Fire Chief Mike Beadle said.
The incident took place around 6 a.m. The road was shut down just east of Belle Terre Parkway. Traffic was diverted to Pine Cone Drive until 8:30 a.m., when the road was re-opened. The leak stretched about 75 yards, mostly in the center lane of the three-lane road, which required absorbant to be put down then removed.
A call was placed to Waste Pro in Bunnell but had not been returned by the time this story posted.