A tanker truck carrying tar crashed on Harris Road near Olund Road in Abbotsford on Thursday morning (Dec. 2). (Photo: Trevor Regehr/Mission Search and Rescue)

A tanker truck carrying tar crashed on Harris Road near Olund Road in Abbotsford on Thursday morning (Dec. 2). (Photo: Trevor Regehr/Mission Search and Rescue)

Tanker truck carrying tar crashes on Harris Road in Abbotsford

Road will be closed for several hours between Mt. Lehman and Bates

Harris Road in Abbotsford is closed to traffic between Mt. Lehman and Bates roads following a crash involving a tanker truck carrying tar on Thursday morning (Dec. 2).

Abbotsford Police Const. Paul Walker said, at about 9 a.m., the driver was travelling west on Harris near Olund Road – where there is an S curve – when he lost control and the vehicle flipped.

The truck’s tank ruptured, spilling the tar on the road and into the nearby creek, Walker said.

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No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Walker said the driver was taken to hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

He said the road will be closed for several hours, with Hazmat crews on the scene, as well as personnel with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, Abbotsford Police, the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement.



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