Friday, May 20, 2022 |
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KOKE‘E – Koke‘e Road was reopened at 11 a.m. today.
Kaua‘i police reported that a fuel tanker carrying jet fuel flipped onto its side on Koke‘e Road last night, in the vicinity of the Koke‘e Road and Kekaha Road junction, spilling an unconfirmed amount of jet fuel.
Traffic was diverted to Waimea Canyon Drive.
The Kauai HAZMAT team responded to the scene and placed absorbent materials to assist in the cleanup and help to suppress fumes.
Bradley Pacific, the company that owns the tanker, is working with the Department of Health to manage the cleanup.
A tow truck was expected to be on the scene this morning to assist in clearing the tanker from the scene.
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