A tanker truck spilled an estimated 1,200 gallons of gas after scraping against a power pole at Circle K on Washington Road at Faircloth Drive early this morning.
Residents in Faircloth Commons subdivision, Jiffy Lube and Evans Diner were evacuated as a precaution. Businesses have re-opened and traffic is moving again in the area.
Crews are still on the scene cleaning up after the spill.
(Photo courtesy of Pam Tucker, Columbia County EMA)