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B.C. Interior truck crash results in diesel spill in North Thompson River

May 30, 2019 - 4:14 PM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A transport truck that crashed along the Yellowhead Highway in British Columbia's Interior has resulted in about 500 litres of diesel spilling into the North Thompson River.

The Interior Health authority issued an advisory for people who draw their water from the river between the crash site, about 12 kilometres north of Vavenby, to the confluence with the Clearwater River.

The authority's Jennifer Jacobsen says the Vavenby water system wasn't impacted but it was shut temporarily as a precaution.

She says if residents notice a diesel odour or sheen in their water, it shouldn't be consumed and they should have it tested.

This comes as a boil-water advisory is in effect for the community and Jacobsen says that remains in place.

Another transport truck veered into the river last December, prompting a do-not-use order, and a similar crash and spill in January 2017 forced Vavenby residents to turn off the tap for eight days.

(CHNL)

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