Fully-loaded tanker-trailer carrying fuel overturns in Seminary - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Fully-loaded tanker-trailer carrying fuel overturns in Seminary

Firefighters spray foam on an overturned tanker-trailer truck in Seminary Saturday afternoon. Firefighters spray foam on an overturned tanker-trailer truck in Seminary Saturday afternoon.
SEMINARY, MS (WDAM) -

A tanker truck carrying more than 8,700 gallons of a gasoline/ethanol mixture overturned onto a median on Highway 49 just north of Seminary Saturday afternoon, slowing traffic to a crawl and sending the driver to the hospital with minor injuries.

Officials said no fuel was spilled.

They said the accident happened just before 12:30 p.m.

Officials said the driver apparently lost control and flipped over while trying to avoid traffic which had slowed down in front of him because of another accident south of town.

Local firefighters sprayed foam on the truck several times as a precaution.

They also restricted traffic to one northbound and one southbound lane around the accident scene.

Officials said it would take several hours to off-load the fuel onto another truck.

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