British Columbia

Evacuation lifted after tanker crash in northeastern B.C.

RCMP have ended the evacuation of 200 people near a tanker truck crash on the Alaska Highway in northeastern B.C., but a nearby school will remain closed.

200 people evacuated after tanker truck crashes on the Alaska Highway

RCMP have ended the evacuation near the site of a tanker truck crash on the Alaska Highway in northeastern B.C., but a nearby school will remain closed throughout Monday.

The truck, carrying about 60,000 litres of gasoline, rolled over into a ditch around 7:30 p.m. PT Sunday. It is not clear yet how much fuel was spilled.

The crash closed the Alaska Highway about 88 kilometres north of Fort St John, near Wonowon, but it has since been reopened to single lane alternating traffic.

There are no reported injuries, according to Fort St. John RCMP.

The area around the truck crash was evacuated overnight, including about 200 people at a work camp, gas station, and a few residences, who were taken to the local school to spend the night.

Wonowon Elementary School will be closed for the day because of the incident, the school district website says.

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