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Tar spill closes Highway 3 east of Osoyoos

A tanker that has flipped over on Highway 3 East of Osoyoos. Courtesy Ron Hiller

A truck hauling a trailer carrying liquid asphalt for road sealing has spilled tar over Highway 3 just east of Osoyoos.

Photographer and videographer Ron Hiller is on scene and said that the spill happened around 12 p.m. on June 21 approximately 15 km east of Osoyoos.

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RCMP is on the scene with two tow trucks, and three more tow trucks are on their way according to Hiller.

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“It’s quite a mess,” said Hiller. “It’s all shut down, the whole highway is full of tar.”

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The highway is closed, DriveBC’s website states that an assessment in progress.

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