VANCOUVER, Wash. — A double tanker truck filled with gasoline rolled onto its side around 1:00 Friday morning on Northeast 18th Street and 118th Avenue. It was closed for much of the day for clean-up.
The back tank ruptured, spilling nearly 3,000 gallons of gasoline onto the street, up on the grass and landscaping into several storm drains. The Department of Ecology has been called in to survey the situation. There’s concern that the fuel could leak into rivers and streams.
The driver was not hurt. There’s no word yet as to how the tanker flipped or if that driver will be cited.
Drivers were frustrated during the morning commute. They had to take really long detours around the spill to get to work and school buses were detoured as well.