Braxton Citizens' News

Logging truck overturns results in diesel fuel leak

The Flatwoods Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to a logging truck accident on Tuesday morning, February 22. At approximately 10:30 a.m. the FCVFD was alerted that a log truck had rolled over on its side on Gauley Turnpike Rd with fuel spill.
Upon arrival the truck was off the roadway with one fuel tank leaking fuel. Fire officials estimate that approximately 100 gallons of diesel had been spilled. Officers of the department requested that the county hazmat unit respond to the scene which resulted in the quick containment of the hazardous materials.
The driver reportedly escaped injury.
Traffic control was established, and WV Department of Highways was requested due to the length of time needed on scene. Units remained on scene for over 4 hours in case of more fuel leaking and the possibility of a fire or explosion.
The FCVFD responded two unites to the accident in addition to the County’s hazardous material trailer. The DOH, WV Department of Environmental Protection, State Recovery and A & S Recovery were also on scene.