HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 @ 9:10 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Bayside

A new hazardous materials incident involving petroleum has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near a road in Bayside at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

About 12 gallons of a substance described as “oil, mineral, non pcb” were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

A privately owned vehicle struck and damaged a power pole and its transformer. An estimated 12 gallons of mineral oil was spilled onto soil and asphalt. No injuries or fires were reported. PG&E crews are on-scene and a cleanup and permanent repairs are in progress.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Bayside area this year and the seventh petroleum spill in the county overall.

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