Columbus Co. Authorities Work to Contain Potential Hazmat Situation



Source: By TWC News Staff


COLUMBUS COUNTY — Authorities are working to contain a potential hazmat situation in Columbus County.

The Wilmington Regional Response Hazmat Team responded to an overturned tanker on Highway 410 near Tabor City in Columbus County around 5:30 on Thursday morning.

Officials say about 300 gallons of gasoline leaked from the tanker but that leak has been slowed to just a trickle.

The tanker was carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of gas.

There is no word yet on what caused the accident.

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