Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Weaver Brother Truck Rollover Dalton Mi 290

Incident Description
Incident Location Map Location Mile 290 Dalton Highway
Product/Quantity The PRP estimated 500 gallons of mineral oil was spilled on the roadway embankment and ditch soil.
Cause A northbound 10,500-gallon mobile tanker hauling 8,400 gallons of mineral oil for a North Slope contractor swerved to avoid a moose, which caused the driver to lose control and depart the highway. This resulted in the tanker landing on its side with a breached cargo tank.
Time/Date of Incident The incident occurred at 7:45 AM on August 7, 2008. Weather Brothers Inc. (Weaver Brothers) reported the incident to ADEC at 8:15 AM on August 8, 2008.
Situation Reports
08/08/2008 (PDF 33K) -- FINAL



For more information

Ed Meggert, ADEC, 451-2124