PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Crews are working to contain a hazardous materials spill after a tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline overturned in the southbound access lanes of U.S. 19.

Authorities said the single-vehicle crash happened just before 8:30 p.m. Friday in front of Congo River Golf.

The tanker was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline when it overturned. Preliminary reports indicated the tanker was leaked approximately 1,200 gallons of hazardous materials. Crews rushed to the scene to contain and mitigate the spill.

Officials said the tanker was attempting to make a u-turn when it struck a curb and flipped onto its side.

“We, at this time, don’t believe [the gasoline] made it’s way into any storm drains but in an abundance of caution, they evacuated Congo River Golf and they also evacuated Roadway Inn, a nearby hotel.”

There were no injuries reported.

The southbound access road south of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard is closed as of 10 p.m. Friday. Drivers are asked to find alternate routes and avoid the area.

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