UPDATE: Driver of Truck Uninjured in Highway 190 Rollover
***Updated 9:11 a.m. Friday, April 18.***
The driver of a truck which rolled over on Highway 130 Thursday afternoon escaped without injuries, the fire department said in a statement.
Paramedics arriving at the scene near the 15-mile marker found the truck carrying a shipping container on its left side and blocking both lanes of the highway.
It was leaking multiple fluids, the department’s press release said.
The driver was already out of the truck when fire department personnel arrived at 3:22 p.m.
Fire department personnel forced their way into the truck’s container from which they removed about 20 55-gallon drums and 12 30-gallon drums.
The truck was then righted and towed away as hazmat personnel cleaned the spilled fluid with absorbent materials.
Battalion Chief Steve Loyola said today the fluids included waste oil and solvent.
“It wasn’t anything real hazardous,” he said.
Responders estimated that between 30 and 40 gallons of fluids were spilled. The cleanup took a little more than four hours.
The cause of the rollover has not been determined. No other vehicles were apparently involved.
Traffic on the roadway also known as Mamalahoa Highway was detoured to Waikoloa Road to the north and Kaiminani Drive to the south while the cleanup was ongoing.
Posted 8:17 p.m.***
Highway 190 has been fully reopened to traffic after being closed by an overturned truck, Big Island police said.
Posted 4:35 p.m.:
An accident involving a tanker truck this afternoon closed Highway 190 about two miles south of the Saddle Road junction, forcing traffic to be detoured to Kaiminani Drive and Waikoloa Road.
Shortly before 4 p.m., police were advising motorists to avoid the area as it was unknown how long the road also known as the Mamalahoa Highway would be closed.
According to preliminary information, the accident between the 15- and 16-mile markers involved a chemical spill.