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Crews continue cleanup after Stockdale tanker crash

Crews continue cleanup after Stockdale tanker crash
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at Workers use suction lines to salvage spilled crude oil from the Stockdale Creek after an overturned tanker truck lost its load Jan. 27 at the intersection of U.S. 87 and Main Street in Stockdale.

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Wilson County News
January 27, 2015, 11:20am

More than seven hours have passed since a tanker hauling crude oil overturned this morning on U.S. 87 in Stockdale. However, workers continue their efforts to salvage its spilled cargo.

Edwin Baker, coordinator of the Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office, said at the scene that cleanup efforts likely are to continue throughout the day, with lane closures for both northbound and southbound U.S. 87. Just after 9 a.m., one lane was being opened in either direction following the more-than-five-hour-long closure of the northbound lanes from Main Street (U.S. 87 Business) to C.R. 401.

Baker said the truck’s driver, an employee of Coastal Plains Trucking, was en route back to the company’s yard on C.R. 417 near S.H. 123 when he reportedly fell asleep. The tractor-trailer overturned, which caused the tanker to rupture and spill most of its contents.

For more, read the Feb. 4 edition of the Wilson County News.

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No Nonsense  
January 30, 2015 11:18pm
Why do we keep hearing from Edwin Baker? That guy is a clown.

Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
January 30, 2015 9:07am
Hopefully the bulk of the crude has been cleaned up...hate to be the bearer of bad news but, rains are coming. What are the odds of the fencing, burms, or booms holding back the storm water runoff that's coming so that... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
January 27, 2015 5:22pm
At 4:50 p.m., Edwin Baker advised motorists traveling in the area over the next several days to use caution and to be on the lookout for alternating lane closures. Various stages of the cleanup will be ongoing.

Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
January 27, 2015 2:28pm
Uh, spilled crude into a ditch and into a tributary/creek...and it will be throughout the day? How about the cleanup will take weeks/months and hundreds of thousands of dollars most likely! Either WCN was misinformed, or... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
January 27, 2015 11:49am
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