On January 21, 2019, a 95,000 lbs shipping container overturned at the intersection at 15th NW and State Highway 167. Unfortunately, the accident also resulted in a motor oil spill, so all lanes had to be closed during the peak afternoon commute time. For an accident like this, both Pro-Tow and Pro-Enviro came to help with the recovery.
Team Pro-Enviro and Pro-Tow to the Rescue
Once arriving at the scene, we assessed the situation to develop the best recovery plan. First, all lanes were closed down so our teams could work safely on the recovery. Next, Pro-Tow handled the container recovery. First, using heavy-duty machinery, they uprighted the truck and shipping container. Then, Pro-Tow towed the truck away, and the shipping container was recovered and taken away for safe reloading.
Motor Spill Recovery in Auburn
We started containing the spilled motor vehicle oil. We first applied absorbents and powders to prevent the spread of any more leaks. Then once Pro-Tow cleared the container, we could reopen some lanes to allow traffic through while we worked on the motor oil spill recovery.
Pro-Enviro began the cleanup process of sweeping up the absorbent powder and bagging the excess. As in any spill recovery, our team took care to work carefully and with attention to detail for road safety. Once the road was clean and clear again, we knew we had finished the job.
Pro-Enviro Signs Off Another Spill Recovery
With the motor oil spill recovery complete, the roads were fully reopened once more. Our team returned all our equipment back to the storage yard. There, everything was reconditioned and returned to its original location. Lastly, we filled out the necessary paperwork and called it a day.
Another road accident and motor oil spill cleanup in Auburn, safely handled by Team Pro-Enviro!
Every fuel or oil spill response in Auburn is completed by cleaning and reconditioning all response vehicles and equipment. Then, we send the soil sample to the lab and complete all necessary paperwork. If there’s an accident and fuel or oil is spilled, count on Team Pro-Enviro for effective spill recovery!