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Tanker cleanup continues at I-275 and 28th St. S in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG - Rush hour traffic along I-275 will likely be affected today as authorities continue to clean up hundreds of gallons of oil spilled when a tanker overturned this morning.

A Tim's Oil Reclamation tanker lost control at 10 a.m. as it exited southbound Interstate 275 at 28th Street S., overturned and spilled hundreds of gallons of used oil, officials said.

The I-275 exit and entrance ramps at 28th Street are closed, along with 28th Street between Eighth and 16th avenues S. They will likely remain closed for several hours.

The driver, Andre M. Phifer, 44, apparently took the exit too fast and hit a curb along 28th Street, said William Jolley, assistant chief of St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. The truck came to rest on its left side facing north.

About 350 gallons of the 4,800 gallons on board spilled when a cap on top of the truck came off, Jolley said. Some of the oil got into storm drains, he said, but it is unclear how much.

Police, fire and hazardous materials units are on the scene. Sand is being spread around the truck to soak up the oil.

Emergency workers freed the driver, who had a cut on the head. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center.

Tanker cleanup continues at I-275 and 28th St. S in St. Petersburg 04/30/09 [Last modified: Monday, May 4, 2009 3:26pm]
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