A semi-tractor and trailer caught on fire on the I-90 near Issaquah, WA on March 7, 2020. Both Team Pro-Enviro and Pro-Tow were called to the scene to tow the smoked-out tractor and trailer and perform full accident and spill recovery. Because the truck was on fire, there were burned truck parts, debris, and other harmful contaminants on the roadway.
Pro-Enviro responded to a dispatch for an emergency diesel fuel oil spill on NB Interstate 5 South of Seattle at S. 272nd Street. The trailer had hit some road debris which punctured the fuel tank, causing the fuel spill. We arrived quickly at the scene, along with Team Pro-Tow, the Washington State Department of Transport, Incident Response and Washington State Police.
You have heard on the news that the trucking industry has become a front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. We support this industry with spill response and accident recovery services, and see first hand the impact it’s had on the industry. With a truck gets into an accident, not only is it a safety risk to the driver and everyone else on the road, it means that the transportation of goods and supplies has paused.
During these unprecedented times, people are starting to worry about the supply chain of food and other goods. Grocery stores are working hard to keep the shelves stocked, but still, items like toilet paper and household cleaners are hard to come by.