HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 @ 10:23 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Eureka

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 residence in Eureka at around 4:32 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.

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

A vehicle hit a pole causing the pole to move and pulling a wire, which broke the bushing of a nearby pad mount transformer. Mineral oil was realesed inside the enclosure for the pad mount. The road was closed for the traffic collision and has been re-opened. No waterways impacted. Clean up has been completed.

This was the third hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the ninth petroleum spill in the county overall.

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