Under the direction of Marin County Environmental Health and Hazardous Material specialists, City of San Rafael Fire, Police, and Public Works staff continue the response and clean-up efforts following Tuesday morning’s fuel tanker incident. In addition, professional environmental contract crews are working to mitigate environmental impacts and supporting ongoing clean-up efforts.
Clean-up will be an ongoing effort and the smell of gas may remain for days or weeks. Fire department staff are taking regular measurements to assure there are no air quality or other public safety concerns. Local residents and businesses are encouraged to keep their windows closed and limit outdoor time if the smell is burdensome. In addition to the smell, the public may experience temporary lane closures, see placed absorbent material, or see other clean-up efforts taking place. Please use caution to keep our responders safe and allow extra travel time through the area.