Part of US-10 closed due to fuel tanker rollover
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:06:24 GMT —
US-10 is closed from 50th Avenue to 65th Avenue due to a fuel tanker that crashed and rolled on its side.
The crash occured after 8:00 this morning on US-10 at 60th Avenue in Osceola County.
Osceola County Undersherrif Justin Halladay says a tanker truck that was transporting fuel rolled onto its side after the driver swerved to miss another semi that had pulled onto US-10 from 60th Avenue.
The semi truck had stopped at US-10 but due to fog did not see or hear the tanker truck coming before pulling into the road, Halladay said.
There were no injuries reported, but due to the fuel being hauled and the danger that presents, US-10 has been closed temporarily. Traffic is being detoured around the area.
Also as a precaution, Evart Fire Department has directed an evacuation of a half-mile radius around the crash scene, according to Halladay.
The situation is ongoing with personnel from the trucking company working with emergency officials to safely secure the load so the truck can be removed.