HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 4:11 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Ferndale

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 Ferndale at around 2:23 p.m. today.

About 15 gallons of a substance described as “hydraulic oil” 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:

RP States, due to a collision between a passenger vehicle and a tractor, 15 gallons of hydraulic oil released from the tractor. The release went off the bridge and into the foiliage. No waterways impacted. Unknown if stopped and contained. Caltrans will be conducting the cleanup as well as a County Specialist. SR 211 at MM 75.12, both North and South Lanes have been closed. Unknown ETO when reopeing.

This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Ferndale area this year and the 30th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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