07-12-2007, 02:22 PM #1
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Va. Tanker Truck Spills Tar After Puncture
Tar Leaks Onto Road
POSTED: 1:29 pm EDT July 12, 2007
UPDATED: 1:35 pm EDT July 12, 2007
DUMFRIES, Va. -- A tanker truck was punctured by construction equipment Thursday afternoon, leading to a major tar spill in Prince William County.
The incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. along Possum Point Road near Route 1. A truck towing a piece of construction equipment lost its load, which punctured the tanker. The tanker was either heading to or leaving a nearby asphalt plant.
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Tar leaked onto the road and possibly into a nearby drainage area.
Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene to contain the spill and assess any damage to the environment.
A second tanker from the asphalt company was called in to attempt to reclaim the remaining tar from the ruptured tanker.
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07-12-2007, 03:12 PM #2
As if road construction wasn't slow enough......
07-14-2007, 08:50 PM #3
In a related story, Possum Point Road will now be undergoing an impromtu paving job.
07-17-2007, 07:29 PM #4
07-17-2007, 09:41 PM #5
Somehow I can just see this causing gas prices to go up Again What? This is a good enough excuse as any...
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