PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Midway Fire Rescue is responding to a hazardous materials situation at the HotSpot gas station on Highway 17 and South Causeway Road.
According to Midway Fire Rescue, a tanker truck is has spilled around 400 gallons of fuel.
@MidwayFireResQ UPDATE on Fuel Spill Rt 17 (Ocean Hwy) & S Causeway Dr. Significant fuel spill of approx 400 gallons gasoline from one truck cell. No injuries at this time. Firefighters working to contain spill on the ground. Approx 6,500 gallons still on truck not leaking. pic.twitter.com/eXBEZQv30k— Midway Fire Rescue (@MidwayFireResQ) October 4, 2020
The public is advised to avoid the area.
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) confirmed that Highway 17 is closed, and a 2,000 foot perimeter has been requested.
Carolina Scanner reports that a nearby shopping center is being evacuated, as fumes from the fuel are making people in the area sick.
This is a developing story. We will provide updates as more details become available.