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Rollover Accident, Providence, RI

Providence, RI | 2018-Oct-03

Initial Notification: At approximately 7:00 PM on Oct. 3rd a tank truck carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline turned over and ruptured on an over-pass in south Providence, spilling almost the entire load. The gasoline ran down the incline and into storm water catch basins that lead to the Providence River. The Providence Fire Department deployed an as yet unknown amount of AFFF foam and the state and US Coast Guard were notified. The Coast Guard contacted the NOAA SSC at 10:30 PM to begin discussions on tactics and impacts.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 48.09′ North
Longitude (approximate): 71° 24.04′ West