UPDATE: Delta crews monitor clean-up after 72nd truck roll-over

Note this story has been updated since it was first posted Tuesday.

The City of Delta is monitoring an irrigation ditch and clean-up along 72nd Street in East Ladner following a dump-truck roll-over Tuesday morning.

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Delta police confirmed with the Optimist that a tandem dump truck wandered off the road and ended up in the ditch in the 4600-block of 72nd Street.

Police say the driver was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The DPD traffic unit responded to investigate and worked with the City of Delta Public Works department to secure the scene and remove the truck.

DPD say the truck was leaving the GFL Envirosmart facility and was carrying a load of dirt and sand.

“The Delta Works environmental engineer was notified immediately and attended to deal with any fluids that spilled from the truck, which included some diesel,” said DPD in an email to the Optimist.

Ken Kuntz from the City of Delta said in an email that the scene was cleared just before noon.

“The City of Delta’s Environmental Service Section has responded to ensure that the site and ditch is cleaned up in accordance with environmental standards and will be monitoring the site to ensure there is no long term effects,” said Kuntz.

In an emailed statement, GFL spokesperson Jennifer Ahluwalia said the company is in the process of investigating the incident.

“GFL takes the safety of our employees and the public extremely seriously,” said Ahluwalia. “We have been working collaboratively with the City of Delta to recover the top soil that was being carried by the truck and return the incident site to its original condition.”

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