Tanker Overturned, Dallas Pike Road Closed While Crews Clean-Up

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10 AM UPDATE:

Crews are continuing to clean up the flammable liquid spilled from an overturned tanker near Dallas Pike. Several residents have been evacuated by Ohio County EMA and the DEP. One bus route for Ohio County Schools had to be re-routed due to the spill. The normal Dallas bus route went across Stool Fire Road onto Wildlife League Road and then back onto Dallas Pike Road. We have a crew on scene so stick with WTRF.com for the latest details on this developing story.

9 AM UPDATE:
Ohio County EMA director Lou Vargo tells WTRF.com that because the truck overturned near a creek along Dallas Pike Road, the DEP has been called in.

They are going to dam up the creek while crews work to get the truck back up-right.  Also, because the liquid spilled from the truck is so flammable, they are going to cut power in a 1,000 ft radius from the accident while they work to clean-up.

No new work is going to begin until after daybreak.

We are working to gather information on how this can effect school bus routes as the road remains closed.  

Stay with WTRF.com and 7News for any new information.



ORIGINAL STORY:

Dallas Pike Road from McCutcheon Road to Wildlife Road will remain closed while crews clean-up an overturned tanker truck.

It happened just after 11:00 pm Monday.  The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office & Ohio County EMA are both on scene. There are no reported injuries.Were

told the tanker is leaking “condensate oil.”  Ohio County EMA Director Lou Vargo says the road will be closed all night while they off-load the truck.  It will not be clear until after daylight hours.

Stay with WTRF.com and 7News for updates.

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