CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Cleanup efforts are continuing near Interstate 485 in northwest Charlotte after more than 3,000 gallons of gasoline spilled following an accident Wednesday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.
The reported crash happened Wednesday, Oct. 18, on the ramp near I-485 and Mt. Holly Road. Storm Water officials estimate that between 3,000 and 6,000 gallons were dumped.
“This is an active environmental cleanup that we will continue to oversee until the product is removed and conditions restored,” Charlotte Water said Wednesday morning.
Charlotte Water reports that the responsible party for this spill has not yet been identified.
“It appears to be a single-vehicle incident, possibly from a tanker truck that is no longer at the scene,” they said.
On Friday, Storm Water said 71,000 gallons of water and product had been recovered from the stream at that point. Cleanup will contune through the weekend.
Charlotte Fire provided assistance.
“Charlotte Fire is assisting @StormWaterCM with a gasoline spill in and around the Cider Hill neighborhood in northwest Charlotte. There’s no fire hazard and clean-up is in progress. Residents may smell an odor of gasoline in the area. No action is required,” Charlotte Fire said.
Impacts are still being assessed at this time, Charlotte Water reported.