Tanker’s oil spill closes SR-6 in Carbon County

A tancker crashed, spilling oil in Carbon County. Photos: Carbon County Sheriff's Office

CARBON COUNTY, Utah, July 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Workers in Carbon County are cleaning up an 8,000 gallon oil spill after a tanker crashed on State Route 6 and spilled half its load near the Carbonville on-ramp and into the Price River.

The driver suffered only minor injuries. The oil cleanup is expected to last at least through the night.

“Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency are on scene conducting assessments and monitoring quantities of contaminate along the river,” said a statement released at 9 a.m. Friday by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

“Envirocare, a hazardous materials clean-up company is on site, safely packaging contaminate and debris for disposal. Landon’s Diesel is preparing the tractor trailer to be towed off site.”

SR-6 was closed during cleanup. No estimate of when it would reopen was available as of 11:30 a.m. Friday.

“Thank you for your cooperation while efforts continue,” the statement said. “Please use extreme caution when traveling near the area.”


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