Major hazmat clean-up effort after fuel tanker overturns
Video Report By Angelique Lizarde, Reporter - bio | email
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A busy Mission Valley intersection reopened Monday as crews continued cleaning up thousands of gallons of fuel that spilled from a tanker truck when it overturned in front of Qualcomm Stadium over the weekend.
Medics took the trucker to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.
Crews were able to recover about 2,700 gallons of the spilled ethanol-gasoline mixture from the asphalt of the stadium parking lot and nearby storm drains. Another 3,300 gallons remained unaccounted for late this morning as county hazardous-materials crews continued their cleanup effort, which was expected to take up to three days, Luque said.
The intersection where the accident occurred reopened about 7 a.m., San Diego police Detective Gary Hassen said.