Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Interior B.C. Communities under Water Warning after Truck Crashes into River

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Interior B.C. Communities under Water Warning after Truck Crashes into River

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Interior B.C. communities under water warning

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VAVENBY, B.C. - British Columbia's Interior Health authority is advising people who draw their water from the North Thompson River between the communities Avola and Vavenby to watch for signs of diesel fuel after a truck crashed into the waterway.

The authority says it is estimated that 800 litres of diesel fuel ran into the water after the semi-trailer's fuel tank was puncture in the crash on Monday night.

Cleanup efforts began after the accident, and Interior Health is advising residents to monitor their water as a precaution along a 40-kilometre stretch downstream from the spill site.

The truck crashed into the river one kilometre south of Avola, northeast of Kamloops. …

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