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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Gasoline Tanker Truck Crash "With Extrication" Reported in Olathe

At 4 p.m.- several Olathe Fire companies and MEDACT-EMS were dispatched on an injury crash "with extrication" of a vehicle occupant at "U.S. 169 and I-35."


First fire department reports from the scene at 4:03 p.m. say the vehicle involved is a gasoline tanker truck "on it's top" with "the driver out of the vehicle" with no extrication required.


A name of the tanker company mentioned is "Groendyke-" and the truck is reportedly carrying several thousand gallons of fuel in several compartments on the tanker trailer itself.


An Olathe FD "Haz-Mat" crew has responded- as pumper companies (additional companies ordered to the scene) are "standing by with foam" to apply on the scene.


Reports are that at least "15 gallons a minute" of gasoline is leaking from the overturned tanker truck.


The KC SCOUT system is reporting the southbound ramp to 151st Street from I-35- as well as U.S. 169 at I-35- is closed to traffic.


At 4:24 p.m.- the OFD has requested "a 2nd-alarm" fire response- as a "Waffle House" and "a restaurant next door" to the Waffle House was "being evacuated" of patrons and workers.



As of 6:35 p.m. Wednesday eveing- emergency crews were still working this incident with all closures mentioned above still in effect.

5 comments:

Superdave said...

Man I just missed this.

That would be the company that hauls gas to Quick Trip.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Be glad you missed it SD...

Yes- if the name of the company is accurate as reported- you are correcto-mundo! g

Superdave said...

Ok this is the corner of U.S. 169 southbound side and the south side of the entrance ramp from 169 to 151st Street.

Superdave said...

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.856524,-94.816083&ll=38.856026,-94.815434&spn=0.005264,0.008132&sll=38.856525,-94.815985&layer=c&cbp=13,245.14,,0,0.69&cbll=38.856696,-94.815734&t=m&z=17&vpsrc=0&panoid=K4BL8RuQ3XOk-LzmQu1ByQ


Here it is

Superdave said...

The truck I am sure was headed to the Quick Trip located just south of the accident about 1/2 mile.

The driver was making a left off the exit ramp from I-35 to southbound U.S 169 it is a sweeping turn and I have to wonder if speed was a factor here. I have made this corner many many times and in a tractor trailer rig and out side of a blown tire or going to fast there is no reason to roll a rig on this corner.

Plus side road where trailer is resting there is a huge low spot so leakage should be able to contain to this area and if it was to catch fire damage would be small unless truck was to become involved.