Langley Motor Vehicle Incident

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Incident Description

Incident Date July 14, 2017
Name Langley Motor Vehicle Incident 
Source Fuel Tank
Nearest Community Langley, B.C. 
Spilled Content Diesel
Who is involved? B.C. Ministry of Environment, Emergency Management B.C., Langley City Fire Department

 


Response Phase Detail

The responsible party or spiller is legally required to clean-up or manage the clean-up of a spill. In incidents where the responsible party is unknown, unable or unwilling to manage the clean up, the Ministry of Environment may assume the role. The updates below reflect the Ministry’s oversight of the spillers’ actions; details describe the spill response phase, only, and not the complete lifecycle of the spill. See More Information for other related reports. 

Updates are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top. Industry-specific language may be explained in the Glossary of Terms (PDF).

Most Recent Update

July 14, 2017 - 5:07 pm

A multi-vehicle crash occurred earlier this morning on Highway 1 near Langley, B.C. The collision occurred in the westbound lane between 248 St and 264 St. The accident involved three semi trucks, one cube van and two passenger vehicles.

No hazardous material other than diesel and vehicle fluids were released. The volume of diesel and vehicle fluids released to the environment is unknown at this time. The release was confined to the accident scene which included the roadway and a dry ditch on the north side of the highway. 

Vehicle removal occurred this afternoon and an environmental consultant was hired to conduct a site assessment. No environmental impacts have been noted at this time. 

No further updates are anticipated.