Red Hill Valley Parkway reopens after transport truck rollover, liquid asphalt spill

The Red Hill Valley Parkway has reopened after a transport truck loaded with liquid asphalt flipped on its side early Thursday morning.

Hamilton Fire Chief Dave Cunliffe said the tanker rolled over after striking the CP railroad bridge that crosses the Red Hill just south of King Street just before 4:30 a.m.

Two people in the truck were extricated by firefighters who used an aerial ladder and were assessed by Hamilton Paramedics.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, and his passenger were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer  spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

City of Hamilton
The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer  spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

City of Hamilton
The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer  spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

City of Hamilton
The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer  spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

The city of Hamilton says a tractor-trailer spilled approximately 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt onto the road and into the grassy median area.

City of Hamilton


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The City of Hamilton issued a statement before 10 p.m. saying extensive cleaning and repairs have largely been completed. It’s estimated 44,000 litres of liquid asphalt spilled onto the road and into the grassy median area.

“The City thanks residents for their support and patience as we worked to clean up and repair significant damage,” the statement said.

A CP Rail representative was called in to assess the bridge.

With files from Kerri Breen

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