Investigators with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services continue to monitor the scene of the Nov. 27 oil transport tanker rollover that spilled some 4,500 gallons of #2 home heating oil onto the ground in Jefferson but said the spill appears to be contained and no surface water impacts have been observed to date. The single-vehicle incident, which injured an unnamed driver of Seacoast Energy Transport who had been trapped inside the cab, occurred shortly after 4 a.m. along Route 115 near the property at 210 Owl’s Head Highway/Route 115, owned by Terry Kenison. Emergency and NHDES officials said it appears to have been weather-related and connected to heavy snowfall at the time. The tanker, which jackknifed and incurred a ruptured tank as well as two leaks from the trailer, came to rest in a field near the property. According to the NHDES report, the truck was carrying a total of about 9,700 gallons of oil and lost about 4,500 gallons almost immediately. Some 100 gallons of road diesel fuel also spilled out.
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