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Big State Logistics Glenn Highway Rollover



Incident Description

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Location Near milepost 78 of the Glenn Highway, at the intersection with Chickaloon Road, about 17 miles east of Sutton and 73 miles northeast of Anchorage.
Product/Quantity Number 1 ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. Based on the volume of fuel removed from the overturned tanker, ADEC estimates that 2,464 gallons were spilled.
Cause A semi-tractor-trailer operated by Big State Logistics overturned while traveling east on the Glenn Highway and came to rest on its side against the guardrail. The cause of the rollover is under investigation. Fuel from the damaged tank trailer, which contained 8,800 gallons, spilled onto the highway shoulder and down the adjacent slope toward the confluence of the Chickaloon and Matanuska Rivers. Initial reports were that fuel had entered the Matanuska River, but at this time no fuel has been observed in the water and ADEC does not consider the spill an imminent threat to the river.
Time/Date of Incident The Alaska State Troopers notified ADEC at 4:14 PM on Thursday, October 7, 2010, that a tanker truck had rolled on the Glenn Highway.
Situation Reports
10/08/2010 (PDF 322K)--FINAL

 

 

Photos

Photos of Big State Logistics Glenn Highway Rollover

Bowhead Transport barge grounded off of Oooguruk Island. Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover, passenger side of truck. BSL Tanker Rollover, uprighting the truck. Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover. Mat-Su Fire Department standing by during fuel removal.
Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover, fuel removal. Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover, top of tanker trailer. Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover. Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover, looking southwest.
Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover, roadside spill area. Big State Logistic Tanker Rollover, looking northeast. Big State Tanker Rollover, looking northeast.  

 

For more information
John Brown, ADEC, (907) 269-7688