Twelve hours after a tanker overturned on Dallas Pike Road ending in a creek, crews re-opened the road Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened early Tuesday morning.
Officials on scene said they worked since sun up, to transfer the flammable liquid from inside the tanker to another. Once the tank was empty they worked to get the truck upright and hauled out.
The incident happened right next a home along the road and that resident had to be evacuated. There were no injuries, and none of the liquid escaped the tank.
“We did some limited evacuations right around the immediate area and we have notified people, just out of the immediate area of the situation, in case there would be a need to evacuate during the process,” said Ohio County EMA Deputy Director, Wayland Harris.
The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department said the driver drifted off the road causing the truck to overturn. The driver has been cited.