Motor Vehicle Incident near McBride

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Incident Description

Incident Date January 11, 2020 
Name Motor Vehicle Incident near McBride (DGIR: 193513)
Source Tanker truck 
Nearest Community McBride, B.C. 
Spilled Content Gasoline 
Who is involved? Transport Canada, Westcan Bulk Transport, Ram Environmental, B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV)


Response Phase Detail

The responsible person or spiller is legally required to clean-up or manage the clean-up of a spill. In incidents where the responsible person is unknown, unable or unwilling to manage the clean up, the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV) 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

January 12, 2020 - 9:32 pm

Response contractors have completed offloading all of the contents from the tanker and salvage operations for the semi truck and tanker are ongoing. There are no major environmental impacts reported at this time. 

An Environmental Emergency Response Officer (EERO) will continue to monitor the response actions for this incident. No additional updates are anticipated.

January 12, 2020 - 7:00 pm

A tanker truck carrying gasoline was involved in a motor vehicle incident west of McBride on highway 16 yesterday evening (January 11, 2020). An unknown amount of gasoline has spilled as a result of the incident. 

Two Environmental Emergency Response Officers (EERO) with B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV) have arrived to the site today (January 12, 2020). The EEROs are undertaking a site assessment to determine the impacts to the environment. The responsible person, Westcan Bulk Transport, has hired contractors to off-load the remaining contents from the truck.

The next update will be posted as soon as new information is available. January 12, 2020- Motor Vehicle Incident near McBride, B.C.

(January 12, 2020- Motor Vehicle Incident near McBride, B.C.)

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