Tanker overturns, spills 8,000 gallons of fuel at Port Everglades

Truck driver suffers minor injuries
Posted at 7:57 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 08:45:12-05

Crews are working Friday morning to clean up a large fuel spill at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

The leak happened after a fuel tanker was involved in a rollover crash at the port around 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials said.


Officials said more than 8,000 gallons of fuel spilled into storm drains and the Intracoastal Waterway at the port. Footage showed the overturned tanker surrounded by blankets of foam.

The U.S. Coast Guard was helping with the cleanup efforts.

The driver of the tanker was also hospitalized with minor injuries, officials said.


Terminal 18 at the port was closed as a result. A cruise ship that was scheduled to unload at that location will be moved to Terminal 25.

The spill had 17th Street and State Road 84 closed at the port. Travelers were advised to take I-595 or Andrews Avenue.

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