Fuel truck rolls over on Dalton Highway

A fuel truck rolled off of the Dalton Highway on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, on the Dalton Highway, about 30 miles north of the Yukon River. At least 3,000 gallons of fuel spilled in the incident, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental  Conservation.

FAIRBANKS—At least 3,000 gallons of diesel spilled out of a fuel truck Wednesday when it tumbled off an icy stretch of the Dalton Highway, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

The fuel truck, owned by Colville Inc., was hauling a load of ultra-low sulfur diesel from Fairbanks to the North Slope. It lost traction and rolled into the ditch at 86 Mile Dalton Highway, about 30 miles north of the road's Yukon River crossing, a DEC report stated.