BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - A tanker truck overturned and spilled
about 300 gallons of 280-degree tar onto Colorado 9 near the summit
of Hoosier Pass, but firefighters kept the spill from oozing into a
The truck overturned at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday a mile from the
11,541-foot pass. The driver was taken to Summit Medical Center
with minor injuries. Neither his name nor the nature of his
injuries was released.
Traffic on the highway was stopped twice during the cleanup.
The truck was carrying about 7,000 gallons of tar when it
overturned. The tar began leaking from an emergency relief valve
after the wreck, said Kim O'Brien of the Red, White and Blue Fire
Department in Breckenridge.
Crews planned to let the spilled tar solidify and then dig it up
and take it to a landfill.
The remaining tar was transferred to another tanker.
The Colorado State Patrol was investigating.
(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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06-12-2003, 04:20 AM #1
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06-12-2003, 07:30 AM #2
Oh, now you've done it NJFFSA16, stirring up another hot topic! Good to hear some of the backwoods boys are paving their way into the 21st century. Whose fault? Asphalt.
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