Published On: Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014

Tanker fire at Bartow

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A TANKER TRUCK carrying 7,500 gallons of diesel overturned and burned on the bridge at the intersection of Rt. 250/92/28 at Bartow Tuesday afternoon. According to 911 Director Shawn Dunbrack the driver of the truck belonging to Petroleum Carriers, LLC was unhurt. Diesel spilled into the Greenbrier River but fire departments and the Department of Environmental Protection were using booms and baffles to keep the spill from moving downstream. All county fire departments responded and were assisted by fire crews from Lewisburg, Circleville, Valley Head as well as the Regional Hazmat Team from Clarksburg. Rt. 250 remained closed late Tuesday. Rts. 28 and 92 provided detours around the accident site. It was estimated that clean-up would take 24 hours.

 

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Photos courtesy of Jonah Bauserman

 

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