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Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: fairfax1988 ()
Date: August 28, 2010 12:59PM

Major traffic problem at 236 and Pickett. Hazmat at the scene. Did one of the many oil trucks going to tank farm have an accident?

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: August 28, 2010 01:26PM

Fucking BP rapes the environment again.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: scanner ()
Date: August 28, 2010 01:30PM


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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: scanner ()
Date: August 28, 2010 01:31PM

gas is in the sewer lines

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: butters ()
Date: August 28, 2010 01:42PM

scanner Wrote:
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> gas is in the sewer lines


They thought there was but it was just water.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: yes it is ()
Date: August 28, 2010 01:48PM

Tanker truck was in a accident and is spewing gasoline all over the place. Its a mess

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: trafficland.com ()
Date: August 28, 2010 01:59PM

go to trafficland.com and click on show city list...then pick fairfax and then move cursor over main/pickett dot and you can watch this....tanker is on it's side!

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: BP ()
Date: August 28, 2010 02:30PM

trafficland.com Wrote:
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> go to trafficland.com and click on show city
> list...then pick fairfax and then move cursor over
> main/pickett dot and you can watch this....tanker
> is on it's side!

Not anymore, they cut the feed or the power

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: robonscanner1 ()
Date: August 28, 2010 05:01PM

Another ugly spill. They have brought units from all side of the county and 2 canteen units. They are going through peoples yards to try to collect the oil spill from a tank truck spill. Lots of resources. They have an environmental unit and all that. Is kind of sad, it is just around where the Mantua people had to suck up the oil the last time.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Why did they shut the camera off?! ()
Date: August 28, 2010 05:20PM

TRAFFICLAND SHUT off the Camera, probably didn't wanna show them making any mistakes since they made a mess of Mantua back in 1990 and many houses condemned... I DROVE PAST THE SPILL 2 HOURS AGO. DIDNT SMELL ANY GAS & I drove right past it when cutting through woodson. Can see the picket/rt 50 cam where they have picket shut off still.

Sorry for caps..

Someone go get a video of whats going on, no news covering it... or someone call WTOP.

PS: Shouldn't concerned citizens be allowed to view camera of spills in their area WTG Ffx City.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: fafa ()
Date: August 28, 2010 05:38PM

I walked up and took some pictures

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: do it ()
Date: August 28, 2010 05:42PM

fafa Wrote:
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> I walked up and took some pictures


post them

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: fafa ()
Date: August 28, 2010 05:45PM

really shitty iphone pic

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: fafa ()
Date: August 28, 2010 05:48PM

There was AT LEAST 30 emergency trucks there. All up in down 236 and in the shopping center.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Vicki ()
Date: August 28, 2010 06:02PM

Does anyone know when the businesses at Picket and 236 will be open? Did they shut down?

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Live by there ()
Date: August 28, 2010 06:26PM

I have a video of them up-righting the truck. It's a little blurry, but if anyone wants to see it, I'll see if I can post it.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: do it ()
Date: August 28, 2010 06:40PM

Live by there Wrote:
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> I have a video of them up-righting the truck. It's
> a little blurry, but if anyone wants to see it,
> I'll see if I can post it.

Post it to you tube then FFXU

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: ThomasP ()
Date: August 28, 2010 08:55PM

Lots of spilled gas was flowing down the creek behind our house on Acosta Road in Manuta. Haz-Mat team put booms across creek, preventing some..not all..from flowing down creek. Oder very strong, even at 8:30PM. Told by fire crew to stay away from creek, due to strong oder. Haz-Mat crews pumping fuel out of creek.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: phil ()
Date: August 28, 2010 10:57PM

Please post it

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Live by there ()
Date: August 28, 2010 11:29PM

I tried. For some reason I can't load it to youtube. Sorry.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: wanna know ()
Date: August 28, 2010 11:32PM

Live by there Wrote:
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> I tried. For some reason I can't load it to
> youtube. Sorry.

what did you record it on? Was it a phone?

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Live by there ()
Date: August 28, 2010 11:43PM

It's on my digital camera

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Live by there ()
Date: August 28, 2010 11:45PM

This is one of the pics I got. I hope I do this right.
Attachments:
overturned tractor 099.JPG

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Smelly ()
Date: August 29, 2010 12:25AM

Looks like he was coming from the Pickett tank farm and rolled while turning left onto Main Street.

Two eastbound lanes of Main Street still closed at midnight for Hazmat clean up. Strong smell of oil or gas remains.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Robert Greene ()
Date: August 29, 2010 12:38AM

Just came home from my 2.5 mile evening walk thru the Mantua neighborhood. Want to report that there is still a strong smell of fuel emanating from the storm drains along Acosta. And there are three haz-mat trucks apparently skimming the creek where it intersects with Prince William (just south of Horner Court).

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: BTL ()
Date: August 29, 2010 12:57AM

If this happened on a school day afternoon, the roll would have been softened by landing on the Woodson/Frost students walking on the sidewalk.


This company, Baltimore Tank Lines, seems to cause its share of incidents around here.


On January 13, 2004, a tanker truck carrying flammable liquid fell off of the southbound ramp from the Harbor Tunnel Thruway to I-95, landing on the travel lanes and causing a massive explosion, crushing several vehicles and killing four.

http://groups.google.com/group/misc.transport.road/msg/7070b1e41b487976?dmode=source

A truck driver was killed in Glen Burnie when his gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames after it failed to negotiate a curve on an entry ramp to the Beltway, state police said.

Witnesses traveling behind the tanker told state police that the truck, which carried 8,700 gallons of gasoline, was speeding as it entered the ramp connecting north Route 10 with the Beltway at 5:15 p.m., said Trooper Beverly A. Bauer of the Glen Burnie barracks.

The driver, Tyrone Matthew Hudson, 44, of Woodlawn, an employee of Baltimore Tank Lines Inc. in Glen Burnie, apparently lost control of the truck as it rounded the curve. It jackknifed, flipped over and rolled several times.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1991-08-01/news/1991213056_1_glen-burnie-gasoline-tanker-beltway

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Scooper ()
Date: August 29, 2010 01:00AM

4,000 gallons leaked.

14 55-gallon drums of liquid recovered.

May need some No Smoking signs near the creek for a few days.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: August 29, 2010 02:08AM


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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Local ()
Date: August 29, 2010 08:42AM

Gas is in the creek that flows through Mantua. We live about 1/2 block from the creek and you can smell the gas this morning from inside the house.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Acosta resident ()
Date: August 29, 2010 12:02PM

We live on Acosta and the creek is right behind us, the smell of gas was overpowering yesterday and the house was smelling of gas so we slept at a relatives. When we came home this morning at 11:00, the house still had a distinctive gas smell and the creek has a horribly strong odor. The fire Dept. was in our house yesterday and told us that the fumes were not flammable, but would not comment if it was safe to sleep in the house, but we played it safe.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: I like ()
Date: August 29, 2010 01:15PM

Acosta resident Wrote:
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> We live on Acosta and the creek is right behind
> us, the smell of gas was overpowering yesterday
> and the house was smelling of gas so we slept at a
> relatives. When we came home this morning at
> 11:00, the house still had a distinctive gas smell
> and the creek has a horribly strong odor. The
> fire Dept. was in our house yesterday and told us
> that the fumes were not flammable, but would not
> comment if it was safe to sleep in the house, but
> we played it safe.


Fumes make me feel good

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Woodson Grad ()
Date: August 29, 2010 02:08PM

Yesterday me and my friend snuck into the M Creek and took some footage of the creek off of prince william where they had that small brooke under the road blocked off. the oil and the smell is awful. You couldn't be back there for more than a few minutes w/o feeling sick and like your mouth was filled with oil/gas. I will post the video today or tomorrow have to get my camera and have work today. The ecology of that stream is fucked forever.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: NotOil ()
Date: August 29, 2010 04:45PM

It's gasoline, not oil.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Boom ()
Date: August 30, 2010 07:16AM

Would have been less of a spill if it just blew up.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Abby ()
Date: August 30, 2010 04:28PM

oh yeah! I saw it because i work in that shopping center! there was soooo much traffic on my way to work i was so pissed off..

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Carolyn ()
Date: September 02, 2010 12:41PM

I was stoped going east on Main at the traffic light when the tanker made the left turn onto Main. The truck was going too fast to make the turn safely. It seemed to turn over in slow motion. People responded immediately to help the driver get out of the cab. The engine started smoking. I was glad to see the driver get out safely. Emergency vehicles and hazmat people arrived soon after. Thank goodness.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: Betty ()
Date: September 02, 2010 01:06PM

The hazmat people are back out there again today. They closed lanes on Pickett and Main Street as they remove tons of gas-soaked soil on the Woodson HS side of 236.

And today is the day that the fire department chose to do their fill-the-boot collections at the same intersection, so their trucks are parked on Pickett also.

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: walker ()
Date: September 03, 2010 10:35PM

The big blue dumpster is still sitting on the side of Prince William Drive (right above the creek where the gas was removed). The dumpster appears to be covered with some kind of tarp and has yellow "Caution" tape wrapped around it. There are also a few orange cones. Wonder when it will be removed???

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Re: Oil Spill at 236 and Pickett?
Posted by: RESCUE1 ()
Date: September 04, 2010 11:16PM

It is ridiculous how little coverage this event got by all local news stations. This was a MAJOR incident that impacted thousands traveling through and living in northern Virginia. It involved well over one hundred Fairfax County and Fairfax City Firefighters not to mention the multiple police agencies involved in this extremely hazardous event. Apparently ratings are more important to our news stations than keeping the residents of Northern Va up to date on the happenings in and around their community. There was no lack of news coverage at the rallies in Dc. Where are our priorities?

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