Tanker hits Juru toll plaza railing, spills 20,000l of cooking oil on highway

GEORGE TOWN: An oil tanker laden with cooking oil hit a railing at the Juru toll plaza, spilling 20,000 litres of oil on the highway.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department fire operations and safety officer Nafis Ariff Abdullah said the tanker was heading north when it hit the side rail at the toll plaza at noon on Tuesday (April 20).

He said the Fire Services team and the PLUS Response Squad rushed to the scene and managed to plug the leak in the tanker and clean up the spilled oil.

"The driver of the tanker, who was slightly injured, was taken to the hospital by ambulance," he said.

Nafis Ariff said the clean-up operation ended at 1.30pm

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