Driver hurt in fuel truck crash that spilt thousands of litres near Shuswap River

ENDERBY - RCMP are investigating a crash that saw a fuel truck rollover, spilling thousands of litres gasoline and diesel near the Shuwap River yesterday.

Police say at about 9:35 a.m. yesterday, May 16, the five ton tanker truck rolled off Mable Lake Road near Enderby, spilling 4,090 litres of gasoline and 12,500 litres of diesel.

The tank trailer was separated from the vehicle as a result of the rollover, according to an RCMP media release. The driver was taken to hospital by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.

"The Enderby Fire Department attended as well as the Commercial Vehicle Department. Crews arrived on scene a short time later to begin clean up of the area," Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in the release. "Other partner agencies such as Environment and Climate Change Canada and Interior Health were advised due to the spill being close to the river."

Interior Health issued a water advisory yesterday asking residents along the river in the impacted area to not use water if it smells or tastes like fuel or if there is fuel visible in the water.

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