EVANS COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – Four homes were evacuated early Sunday morning after an 18-wheeler tanker truck carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline rolled over and caught fire.
Evans County Emergency Management said the accident happened on Highway 280 in Evans County near Fox Run Drive just after 3 a.m.
When officials arrived to the scene, they learned the tanker was transporting 9,000 gallons of gasoline from Savannah to Reidsville. The driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital and released a short time later.
According to the Evans County Sheriff’s Office, it took crews around six hours to get the fire out.
Evans County Emergency Management said in a release that Hwy. 280 is reopen for travel after being closed throughout the day. GDOT is still on scene and is expected to be there for a while due to damage to the roadway.
ECSO said the people who were evacuated from their houses have also been given the all clear to return home.
The tanker compant, DELTA TankLines, LLC, has provided assistance with cleanup and is handling their part of the incident.