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Crews hurriedly work to contain drilling mud after tanker rollover

Updated: Tuesday, March 25 2014, 01:08 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio – An early morning tanker truck rollover that happened around 5:30 a.m. caused hours of cleanup work for responding agencies in Harrison County.
The biggest problem for crews, however, wasn’t the crash.
Lt. Joe Fetty with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Steubenville Post said the biggest problem in this equation was the kind of load the tanker, which went into a turn a little too quick, rolled into the opposite lane and ultimately into a ditch, was hauling.
“It was some drilling mud,” he said. “They had to have some special crews come in and secure that, make sure that it got pumped off and not run into the stream or anything like that."
The Ohio Department of Transportation assisted in directing traffic throughout the morning, blocking the roadway at New Athens and near Industrial Park.
“They provided a detour to get everyone out around it,” Fetty said. “We're still getting a little minimal traffic around here but we tried to alleviate most of it by closing both ends."
The driver did suffer minor injuries, but luckily, nothing serious.
Officials say Ohio 9 from New Athens and near Industrial Park is still restricted to traffic as crews continue to clean up.
    

Crews hurriedly work to contain drilling mud after tanker rollover


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