Infrastructure Daily News 02.27.13

Transportation Sector

. February 26, KNDU 25 Richland – (Oregon) Hazardous semi wreck near Hermiston. A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of jet fuel rolled off an embankment and onto its side coming to rest on a railroad track, south of the Oregon- Washington border, resulting in the closure of portions of Interstate 70 for several hours. The driver was rescued and hospitalized with minor injuries before a train collided with the truck about 90 minutes later, though only 10-15 gallons of fuel were spilled. Source: near-hermiston

. February 25, Opelousas Daily World – (Louisiana) Hazardous waste spill closes I-49. Over 10 miles of Interstate 49 near Lebeau, Louisiana were closed for most of February 25, due to an overturned chemical truck containing 7,000 gallons of highly-flammable methanol, forcing thousands of drivers to find lengthy detours. Investigators are examining why the tanker truck slid off the side of the road in heavy fog conditions. Source:

Postal and Shipping Sector

. February 25, San Angelo Standard-Times – (Texas) Mailbox explosion: Homemade bottle bomb suspected. A homemade chemical bottle bomb is being blamed for the destruction of a mailbox February 23 in San Angelo, Texas. Police are investigating and local residents are urging caution when opening mailboxes. Source: jumplocal/

Emergency Services Sector

. February 25, Associated Press – (California) LA cops reminded to wear masks in downtown TB area. Due to the recent outbreak of tuberculosis, Los Angeles police officers are advised to wear masks and sanitize their hands when coming into contact with sick people in the Skid Row area. Source: html

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