Two overturned tankers on the same day in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties raise concerns

  • Source: WBTV-TV Channel 3
  • Published: 08/09/2017 07:46 AM

Emergency response officials say it was very unusual that two tanker trucks, both carrying around 8,000 gallons of ethanol, overturned on the same day. Both incidents triggered a big response from firefighters and hazardous materials crews and clean-up crews. The first happened at around 8:00 am on Bringle Ferry Road in Rowan County. 250 gallons of ethanol was spilled onto the right of way. The road was closed from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The second accident happened in Cabarrus County on Highway 49 near Lentz Harness Shop Road. In that case, 26 homes were evacuated while crews cleaned up the spill.


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