Chief Tony Taylor of the Anniston Fire Department said the driver of a work truck unknowingly had a hydraulic leak while driving in Anniston at 7:20 this morning. Taylor was uncertain what business owned the truck.
Anniston firefighters, Alabama State Troopers, the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency and the Anniston Public Works Department responded to the leak, Taylor said.
“You have the immediate hazard of people running into the oil and causing traffic accidents,” Taylor said.
The chief said sand was being used to keep the substance from spreading and absorb it from the roadway.
Firefighters were discussing with the EMA where the sand could be disposed of, Taylor said.
“We think right now it can be put in a normal waste-type area,” he said.
Taylor said he’s glad the truck didn’t drive down Quintard Avenue.
“If they don’t know they’re leaking it can disperse all through a town,” the chief said.