In this incident, on June 16, 2020, Team Pro-Enviro received an emergency dispatch about an out-of-area semi-truck collision near North Bend, WA. It needed both heavy truck towing and extensive spill recovery. Washington State Patrol (WSP) specifically requested a heavy-duty wrecker to remove a truck and trailer blocking the roadway. We dispatched one heavy-duty crane-style wrecker and one heavy-duty recovery wrecker to be extra safe. Our team then set out.
Heavy Truck Towing
The truck and trailer were blocking the interstate entirely. Spilled motor vehicle oil covered all four lanes, covering approximately 200 feet of space. Team Pro-Enviro was ready to handle the spill recovery and spill cleanup service.
The Department of Ecology Preferred Response Contractor program also required we have two additional operators with HAZWOPER certifications. Once everything and everyone was ready, our team got work on temporarily containing the spill and mitigating any spread. Pro-Tow removed the tractor and trailer with heavy truck towing so our team could focus on cleaning the roads.
Semi-truck Spill Recovery
We continued with repeated treatment of the road using a combination of bio-enzymatic cleaners and absorbent materials. The street sweeper and compact track loader also helped with a thorough cleanup. It was a rinse and repeat process for our team, as our work continued until the asphalt met DOE and WSP standards. Once the spill recovery was complete and roads were clean again, the lanes reopened for safe traffic travel.
We moved all the equipment to the closed shoulder so our team could reload everything safely and prepare for heavy truck towing. Our team sent the waste debris to the manifest location and filled all the proper reports. All the equipment needed extensive reconditioning before we could finish our work. Only once everything was back to its original condition, location, and ready for another call for spill recovery.