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Fuel spill causes confusion in Nashville

Posted March 30, 2013 2:14 p.m. EDT

— The toppling of a fuel drum from a truck in downtown Nashville Saturday afternoon resulted in road closures near the intersection of West Washington and First streets for about two hours.

There was little impact on traffic, the sheriff's office said. Drivers were diverted while crews cleaned up about 80 gallons of spilled fuel.

The confusion stemmed from a traffic alert issued just before 1 p.m. by the North Carolina Department of Transportation that described an overturned tanker and all lanes of U.S. Highway 64 Bypass closed. While the bypass is better known as Washington Street through Nashville, there was never a problem on the highway, the sheriff's office said.