Media Release

Overturned Dump Truck on NW 43rd Street

Friday, August 18, 2006 1:00 AM
12:29 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY -- A dump truck has overturned in the 4400 block of NW 43rd Street, in Gainesville.  At this time, as a strictly advisory precaution, the Alachua County Health Department is asking citizens to stay out of Possum Creek and its tributaries anywhere south of the 4400 block of NW 43rd Street until further notice.  The Health Department also advises staying out of Hogtown Creek south of the junction where Possum Creek flows into it.
There are associated contamination issues with an overturned vehicle, and additional issues with the garbage it was carrying. Based upon their initial assessment, the Health Department does not feel that this is a significant threat to the water supply.
The advisory will be lifted once tests on water samples taken by the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department return satisfactory results.
For health concerns, citizens can contact Paul Myers of the Alachua County Health Department at (352) 258-4300.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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