The Red Bank Fire Department and Hamilton County Hazardous Materials teams responded to 110 East Meadowbrook Drive in Red Bank at 1:07 p.m. on Friday to an 18-wheeler accident.
The tanker was carrying Argon gas. Hazmat officials reported the driver of the tanker was lost trying to make a delivery to AirGas (on Access Road). His GPS device rerouted him to turn on East Meadowbrook Drive. When the truck driver tried to make the turn, he realized the road was too narrow and the back wheels began to come up off the pavement. He decided to park the tanker until emergency personnel arrived.
Argon gas is a non-flammable gas used for welding. It is not toxic and will not harm the environment. Emergency officials had to release a few pounds of pressure of the gas to stabilize the tanker before the unit could be re-positioned on the road.
No injuries were reported and no damage was done to the tanker or the environment.
The company carrying the 4,000 pounds of gas is Linde Industrial Gas.
Emergency officials stated their appreciation to the public in Red Bank for their patience.