Overturned semi carrying large amount of gas triggers multi-agency response

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 7:31 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 7:36 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Mulitple agencies responed to the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer carrying 4000 to 8000 gallons of gasoline.

The Nashville Fire Department said the semi reportedly collided with a truck and rolled into a ditch at Whites Creek Pike and Sycamore Creek Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Crews from Pleasant View Fire, Coopertown Police, Nashville EOC, Metro Nashville Police, NFD, and NFD Hazmat are all on the scene. The trailer has been reportedly grounded, and crews are preparing to offload the product.

To prevent a fire, crews sprayed foam to create a blanket on the semi to help suppress the vapors and reduce the potential hazard. Another team has placed grounding rods to direct the electrical energy from the tanker.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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