Gas Spill at S. Coulter Toot N Totum
October 14, 2022 10:57AM CDT
It’s your worst nightmare…driving off from the gas pump with the nozzle still in your tank.
Amarillo fire crews say that’s just what happened at the Toot n Totum at 3201 South Coulter, Thursday when a driver forgot to pull the hose from his car. The incident happened at 6;22 p.m.
The car ripped the hose from the pump causing fuel to spill out.
A store clerk hit the emergency shutoff, and about 20 minutes later AFD declared a level2 Hazmat.
The gasoline spill was blocked and absorbent was put down by firefighters to stop a runoff.
Roughly 40 gallons of fuel spilled out and the Office of Emergency Management and the Epa were contacted