A fuel truck overturned on the Route 95 Allens Avenue ramp in Providence Wednesday evening, leaking about 11,000 thousand gallons of volatile fuel back down the ramp and into Providence River. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) elected to allow the fuel to flow with the outgoing tide.

DEM was joined by officials from the United States Coast Guard and Providence Fire Department at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

WPRI/Channel 12 and the Providence Journal has coverage here:

Commissioner: 11,000 gallons of gas spilled after truck tips over in Providence

Tanker rolls, spills gas into Providence River

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Greg Gerritt

This is part of why we need to phase out all fossil fuel use quickly. And never again build a new fossil fuel facility