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Hazmat Teams Respond after Truck Rolls into Lake Tenkiller

Hazmat crews responded to a possible fuel leak into Lake Tenkiller after a boat and truck rolled into the lake Sunday evening. According to Sheriff Ron Lockhart...
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Hazmat crews responded to a possible fuel leak into Lake Tenkiller after a boat and truck rolled into the lake Sunday evening.

According to Sheriff Ron Lockhart with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, teams from the Vian and Muldrow Fire Departments spent several hours Sunday evening at Strayhorn Landing of Lake Tenkiller.

Sheriff Lockhart said the truck was totally submerged when crews arrived.

 After removing the vehicle, authorities say both teams conducted a hazmat cleanup by using both boats with hazmat booms to skim the water for any fuel and oil that leaked into the water.  Officials with Oklahoma Highway Patrol say no fuel was found in the lake to deem it hazardous.

No one was injured in the accident. 

The Hazmat team is a new addition to Sequoyah County, Lockhart says the group just formed eight months ago.

Divers, rescue boats, and swift water rescue personnel all responded to the call. This marks second hazmat incident at Lake Tenkiller in the last six weeks.

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