Overturned tanker spills light crude oil in Bakersfield

 

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Bakersfield Now

Bakersfield Now

Tanker

Bakersfield Now

Tanker

Bakersfield Now

Bakersfield Now

HMN-Bakersfield Now reports that an overturned tanker posed a spill threat for hazmat responders.  Photos show product leaked from the tanker and towards drains in the area.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police on Wednesday shut the area of Panama Lane and South Union Avenue off to traffic after a tanker truck overturned and started leaking a light crude oil.

A hazmat crew also responded.

A witness said the truck crashed while trying to make a left turn.

There was a shelter-in-place order, and crews siphoned the leaking substance and tried to keep it out of storm drains.

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