Fuel Tanker Truck Rolls Near Gillam

A fuel tanker spilled roughly three to 6,000 litres of fuel late Tuesday after losing control on a rural Manitoba highway.

The accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. on PR 280 about 50 kilometres west of Gillam.

RCMP say the tanker was travelling eastbound when it met an oncoming vehicle at the crest of a hill. The truck caught the edge of the road and ended up on its side in the south ditch. The oncoming vehicle didn’t stop.

The 46-year-old truck driver from Grand Rapids suffered minor non-life threatening injuries.

As of Wednesday morning, PR 280 was still closed between Split Lake First Nation and Gillam while environment officials cleaned up the scene.

Police are still investigating.


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