First-responders called to second hydraulic spill

Sections of Popp’s Ferry and Atkinson roads were closed for several hours today as first responders worked to clean up a hydraulic spill from a garbage truck, the second such spill in two working days.

A Waste Pro truck left a swath of hydraulic fluid from the western end of Atkinson Road and north toward the Popp’s Ferry Bridge around noon today. Emergency workers closed off about a mile of roadway overall – a section of Atkinson west of Popp’s Ferry Road and the northbound lane of Popp’s Ferry Road toward the Popp’s Ferry bridge – whilecrews from the Biloxi Public Works Department and Waste Pro worked to clean up the nearly 70 gallons of fluid.  

Biloxi Police and firefighters help re-route traffic around the oily trail while workers applied a material to soak up the spill.

Monitoring the clean up were the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Harrison County Utility Authority, which has a contract for residential garbage, trash and recycling with Waste Pro through the end of this month. 

The northbound lane of Popp’s Ferry Road was re-opened around 3:45 this afternoon, but the cleanup continued on Atkinson Road.

A Waste Pro truck was involved in a similar spill on Friday on Travia Avenue, off U.S. 90. Public Works crews barricaded the roadway, which was cleaned and reopened several hours later. 
See photos from today’s spill 
See photos from Friday’s spill