One Northway lane still closed as cleanup continues from tractor-trailer fuel leak
Southbound Northway traffic is beginning to move more freely following a backup caused by a disabled tractor-trailer.
State Police responded to a report of a disabled tractor-trailer at about 1:40 p.m. in the area of Exits 6 and 7 in Colonie. At one point, all right lanes were closed so the trailer could be removed and then the tractor cab.
One lane remains closed as of 6 p.m., according to State Police.
Once crews began assessing the situation and removing the tractor cab, they discovered a large amount of diesel fuel had leaked during a mechanical issue, police said.
The commercial vehicle has been removed and cleanup is continuing.