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Wreck at major Lexington crossing 'an all-day event'

Feb 22, 2011 10:52:00 AM - thestate.com
Traffic through arguably the most important intersection in Lexington has been and will continue to be blocked for most of today after a fuel tanker overturned just as the morning commute was revving up.

The tanker was turning at Sunset Boulevard/U.S. 378 and North Lake Drive/S.C. 6 between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. when it tipped over, Lexington County Public Safety Director Bruce Rucker said.

"We're looking at an all-day event," Rucker said of efforts to clean up spilled fuel and remove the truck.

Responding crews will have to offload the fuel into another tanker, then upright the wrecked truck before cleanup can even begin.

Rucker said estimates are that between 500 and 1,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from the truck's tank.

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