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Truck overturns off Allens Ave, dumps thousands of gallons of fuel in the Bay

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

Published on October 3, 2018
By Uprise RI

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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