Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Local News

Big Diesel Spill

Driver noticed truck was losing fuel at Prest

Staff/Voice photos

A light coloured truck in the distance was still leaking fuel after fire crews got there Sunday evening.


irefighters, police and highways crews responded to a large diesel spill at 7 p.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 just west of the Prest Rd off-ramp.


The trucker noticed his truck was leaking fuel and pulled over and called for assistance.


Reports were crews managed to plug a 2" gash in the tank, but not before a large amount spilled. Fire crews responded with a truck full of absorbent material. It's not known exactly how many gallons were released.


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