Septic truck overturns in Montgomery, leaks 2,500 gallons of sewage

Septic truck overturns in Montgomery, leaks 2,500 gallons of sewage
A sewage tanker truck overturned in Montgomery, causing 2,500 gallons of sewage to spill out. (Source: Montgomery Fire/Rescue)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A septic tank truck hauling a load of sewage overturned in Montgomery Wednesday afternoon, creating a foul situation for first responders.

Snowdoun and Pintlala volunteer firefighters responded to the scene on Highway 331 south of Hyundai Boulevard where they found the vehicle on its side.

An overturned septic truck in Montgomery leaked 2,500 gallons of sewage on Highway 331. (Source: Snowdoun VFD)
An overturned septic truck in Montgomery leaked 2,500 gallons of sewage on Highway 331. (Source: Snowdoun VFD)

Approximately 2,500 gallons of sewage had leaked out of the tanker, prompting a need for a hazardous materials, or hazmat, team. That’s when a request was made for assistance from Montgomery Fire and Rescue and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

MFR said there were no injuries in the crash, which was cleared around 2:35 p.m.

An overturned septic truck in Montgomery leaked 2,500 gallons of sewage on Highway 331. It was later turned upright and removed. (Source: Snowdoun VFD)
An overturned septic truck in Montgomery leaked 2,500 gallons of sewage on Highway 331. It was later turned upright and removed. (Source: Snowdoun VFD)

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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