Anniston roadways blocked after truck leaked hydraulic fluid
by Rachael Griffin
rgriffin@annistonstar.com
May 21, 2013 | 5784 views |  0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State troopers block traffic at the intersection of Hunter Street and Alabama 202 while a state Transportation Department dump truck helps to clean up spilled hydraulic fluid. (Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
State troopers block traffic at the intersection of Hunter Street and Alabama 202 while a state Transportation Department dump truck helps to clean up spilled hydraulic fluid. (Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
slideshow
Alabama 202 and Hunter Street in Anniston are blocked this morning while crews clean up a hydraulic fluid leak.

Chief Tony Taylor of the Anniston Fire Department said the driver of a work truck unknowingly had a hydraulic leak while driving in Anniston at 7:20 this morning. Taylor was uncertain what business owned the truck.

Anniston firefighters, Alabama State Troopers, the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency and the Anniston Public Works Department responded to the leak, Taylor said.

“You have the immediate hazard of people running into the oil and causing traffic accidents,” Taylor said.

The chief said sand was being used to keep the substance from spreading and absorb it from the roadway.

Firefighters were discussing with the EMA where the sand could be disposed of, Taylor said.

“We think right now it can be put in a normal waste-type area,” he said.

Taylor said he’s glad the truck didn’t drive down Quintard Avenue.

“If they don’t know they’re leaking it can disperse all through a town,” the chief said.

Rachael Griffin
rgriffin@annistonstar.com


Comments must be made through Facebook
No personal attacks
No name-calling
No offensive language
Comments must stay on topic
No infringement of copyrighted material


Friends to Follow



Today's Events

event calendar

post a new event

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Marketplace