UPDATE: Part of OH SR 148 Closed Due to Truck Accident

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UPDATE:

Ohio State Route 148 is closed from the State Route 26 intersection to State Route 9 intersection, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Traffic is detoured. Officials expect the road to reopen in about three to four hours.


ORIGINAL STORY:


Emergency Management officials are responding to a tanker rollover where thousands of gallons of fuel are threatening a drinking well in Belmont County.

According to Belmont County EMA, it happened about 9 a.m. on West Captina Road in Somerton. 

Officials said the tanker, carrying diesel fuel, rolled, and is spilling fuel at a rate of 100 gallons per minute. They said the spill is threatening a private drinking water well at 41790 West Captina Road.

The Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency is being called to the scene.

Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for updates.

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