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Truck rolls into lake, fuel cleanup underway


Caldwell County Emergency Management is assisting with a fuel cleanup after a truck unloading a boat rolled into the water, according to a Caldwell County official.

The incident happened at Gunpowder Wildlife Access on Hurricane Hill Road in Granite Falls around 11 a.m.

A Toyota truck accidentally rolled into the water of Lake Rhodhiss while the driver was unloading a fishing boat. The boat was not damaged and was floating free in the lake, a Caldwell County Emergency Management Assistant said.

Divers from Love Lady Rescue were helping locate and secure the truck and a sheen of gasoline could be seen on top of the water. Officials estimated 20 to 30 gallons of gasoline had leaked into the lake.

Stat Incorporated of Hudson, a hazardous material clean up company, are placing booms on the water to soak up the fuel.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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