Boyle RCMP attend an oil spill on Highway 63

Boyle, Alberta – (3:37 AM) The RCMP in Boyle, Alberta are investigating a single vehicle collision which resulted in an oil spill. Shortly after midnight on September 12, 2018 a semi truck hauling crude oil lost control and rolled over on Highway 63 two kilometres east of Grassland. The westbound semi rolled into the north ditch where approximately 100L of crude oil has leaked.

Fire services from Grassland are presently on scene and efforts are being made to control the leak. HAZMAT crews are en route to assist.

The driver of the semi, a 46 year old male, has been transported to an area hospital with undetermined injuries.

Traffic flow at the collision scene has been minimally disrupted. Users of the highway can expect minor delays while crews work to clean the spill and collision scene.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Boyle RCMP

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