At 12:30 pm on Thurs., Apri. 3, an old oil tank ruptured on Laurel Creek of Tanner, spilling over the road and into the creek over a two-mile area.
Public traffic was turned back due to the possibility of a large fire. The Gilmer County Fire Department's HAZMAT team, along with the Gilmer County Sheriff's Dept. and Emergency Management Team were also on site.
Gilmer County's Glenville Water will not be affected, but Grantsville's may.