Tanker spills 300 gallons of gas; closes road for hours

Published 9:19 pm Friday, September 8, 2017

Goodrum Road was closed for 3 1/2 hours early Friday morning after a gasoline tank trailer lost a valve, spilling 300 gallons of gasoline, Warren County fire coordinator Jerry Briggs said.

He said the spill occurred about 2 a.m. Friday when tanker truck pulled into the Corner Stop Fina at the intersection of Fisher Ferry Road and Goodrum.

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As the truck was backing up, the trailer struck a guardrail, which pulled the valve off the trailer as the truck pulled away, spilling the gas. Fisher Ferry firefighters were called to the scene, managed to contain the gas in the parking lot, and called the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Goodrum Road was blocked to traffic to prevent the possibility of fire, and was reopened after an environmental cleanup company from Clinton removed the gas and cleared the site.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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