MARION COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – Hot asphalt and diesel fuel spilled across Silver Falls Highway Monday morning after a semi-truck and trailer overturned just outside of Silverton.

Approximately 40 tons of asphalt and about 20 gallons of diesel spilled across the highway near Quall Road, blocking traffic in the area for hours, according to the Silverton Fire District.

Crews responded around 8:30 a.m. and found the truck and trailer down an embankment. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the diesel spill and Silverton Public Works and the truck company scooped the asphalt off the road, according to the fire district.

The truck driver was checked by emergency personnel and was transported to an area hospital. The driver’s condition was not immediately clear.

Other agencies on scene Monday included the Silverton Police Department, Oregon State Police, Drakes Crossing Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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