Crash, fuel spill shuts down busy south Charlotte road

by: Trish Williford Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A busy south Charlotte road is shut down and will be for most of the day Monday because of a fuel spill.

The closure of Monroe Road was a traffic nightmare for drivers during the lunch hour Monday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers, as well as members of the Charlotte Fire Department, were on scene in the 9000 block of Monroe Rd. along with a Hazmat team.

CMPD had to shut down three blocks in the area after a dump truck collided with a car.

That truck leaked 20 gallons of diesel fuel along Monroe Rd. which prompted officers to shut down a section of the road between Covedale and Timber Springs in both directions.

That Hazmat team was working to clean up the mess.

Two people were transported to Novant Presbyterian with minor injuries from the wreck.

Police told Channel 9 that Monroe Rd. would be shut down for several hours and are urging motorists to avoid the area.