A truck delivering oil to a Jiffy Lube in Hurricane, Utah had an accident that resulted in nearly 200 gallons of oil being lost, St George News reports.
The accident occurred this past Wednesday morning when the truck experienced an oil leak, causing 180 gallons of oil to spill onto part of the parking lot and down into the drain.
The spill was first reported between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and took the Hurricane Valley Fire District three hours to clean up, with the help of St. George Fire Department’s hazardous materials unit and Hurricane Police.
According to a manager at the Jiffy Lube, David Farrar, the truck was making a routine delivery and simply had an accident happen.
“It was just one of the guys that brings us our oil,” explained Farrar. “One of the lines busted. It kind of exploded.”
Fortunately, the Jiffy Lube did not experience a noticeable decline in business, with nearly all evidence of the spill being eliminated by 12:30 p.m.
Joe Decker, Hurricane’s acting fire chief, said that most of the oil made its way into a drain and that there is no danger to the public. Still, there is more cleanup that must be done following the incident.