Nevada City diesel spill now estimated at 100 gallons |

Nevada City diesel spill now estimated at 100 gallons

One hundred gallons of diesel reportedly spilled in Nevada City while a tanker truck fueled up at a Caltrans facility at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The responsible party was identified as truck owner Williams Tank Lines Inc., according to a report by the Nevada County Department of Environmental Health.

The incident occurred when a lock came loose from the tanker, causing the diesel to spill at the facility at 10057 Gold Flat Road. Caltrans personnel sanded and dammed the area for containment. Some runoff was seen south of the area during the heavy rain at the time.

The drainage area was blocked with a floating barrier about 2,500 feet downstream. There were no sheen or odors reported, and the cleanup of the spill site began when the rain stopped at 4:45 p.m.

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