Last updated: June 19. 2014 12:47PM - 934 Views

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A tanker carrying overturned on U.S. 701 near North Boulevard in Clinton about an hour ago, spilling diesel fuel and gas onto the roadway and knotting traffic in both lanes of travel.


Police, fire and rescue were on the scene, along with a Hazmat team out of Fayetteville, working to clear the spill.


City officials said a few minutes ago that the site was under control, but both lanes of travel remained closed, with traffic being re-routed as the clean-up got under way.


Sand and buffers were being put out.


The city’s wastewater plant was not impacted, city officials noted.


“We are keeping an eye out but everything should be fine due to the geography,” one city official noted.


The driver of the truck was being treated for what is believed to be minor injuries.


There was no information yet on how long the road would be closed to traffic.


No further details available at this time. Watch the website for updates.


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